Random Music News for Friday, October 10, 2014

Who’s up for a long weekend? Me! Me! Me!

  1. Here’s how music can help impoverished kids do better in school. (Via John)
  2. This DJ doesn’t have a very optimistic view of radio’s future.
  3. Rob Zombie: “Musicians say the dumbest things.”
  4. How outsiders like Lorde are taking over music these days.
  5. Should indie artists look at BitTorrent as a way of distributing their music?
  6. Did you see the performance by the Japanese hologram music star Hatsune Miku on Letterman?
  7. All of Bob Dylan’s lyrics in one, 14-pound book. (Via Tom)
  8. Pink Floyd: Comfortably done. (Via Tom)
  9. Ozzy has a real foot-in-mouth moment over some 9/11 comments. (Tom again)
  10. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the first player to be fined by the NFL for daring to wear the wrong headphones.
  11. An all-news station in Houston has changed its format to all-Beyonce. It’s not a stunt. Honestly. Really. (Still more from Tom.)
  12. Brian Potvin (ex Northern Pikes) is going on tour with Kevin Kane (Grapes of Wrath). A cross-Canada tour stars on October 19.
  13. Spotify rolls out their “Listen Like a Canadian” app.
  14. No new Adele album until sometime in 2015.
  15. Want to listen to a new Neil Young song? It’s from an upcoming record called Storytone. Go here to listen to “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?”

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.

2 thoughts on “Random Music News for Friday, October 10, 2014

  • March 17, 2016 at 4:22 pm
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    I know this is awhile old, but you have Bryan Potvin listed as an EX-Northern Pike.
    They’re still very much together and play many gigs across Canada.

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