Random Music News for Friday, November 7, 2014

I woke up in Edmonton this morning. Was that supposed to happen?

  1. Dee Snider is pissed that Taylor Swift is singing “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” He should just shut up and cash the cheques.
  2. Some guy paid $300K to eat lasagne with Bruce Springsteen.
  3. NOFX’s Fat Mike kicks a fan in the face and then offers a beer as an apology.
  4. How big is Taylor Swift these days? She sold 22% of all the records sold in the US last week. She sold more records than the albums at positions #2 to #107 COMBINED.
  5. Eminem does NOT look well.  See?
  6. U2’s UN-tipping point.
  7. Yet Bono is really proud of the iTunes giveaway.
  8. Jay Z bought some Champagne. Not a bottle, but a whole brand.
  9. Ozzy would like to be a knight. “Sir Ozzy” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

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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