Random Music News for Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy birthday Bjork, Alex James (Blur) and Carly Rae Jepson. I’ll call her. Maybe.

  1. Eric Clapton got pissed with something during a gig and walked out. He decided to play a set at the local pub instead. Wait–what? (Via Tom)
  2. Ryan Adams has a comic deal now. (Via Brent)
  3. Soundgarden is getting ready to release a remixed version of their first album. (Via Michael)
  4. The future of music might be this Japanese hologram.
  5. Arcade Fire’s Will Butler is going to release a solo album.
  6. An innocent rapper could go to jail in California for the crime of releasing a rap album. This is crazy
  7. YouTube is going to try again with a music awards program.
  8. Don’t even THINK of pulling out your phone on the next Slipknot tour.
  9. Pity Interpol. They really got screwed by that New York State snowstorm.
  10. Here’s an interesting observation about Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
  11. So Billboard is going to change its metrics by adding in streaming stats. What could this mean?
  12. The late director Mike Nichols and his relationship to music.
  13. An African alternative to the Band Aid 30 Ebola song.
  14. And speaking of charity songs, UNICEF wants to do something big with John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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