Random Music News for Friday, October 24, 2014

A little slow on the draw this morning. CASBY Music Awards last night.

  1. A doctor in New York has been diagnosed with Eboloa. This has sent the CMJ Music Marathon into something of a spin.
  2. Dave Mustaine’s mother-in-law is still missing. She’s suffering from Alzheimer’s. (Via Tom)
  3. One more time around with Black Sabbath? And with Bill Ward back in the fold? Maybe. (Tom again)
  4. Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age is “our last real rock star.” Discuss.
  5. So this is the role Courtney Love told me she got a couple of weeks ago. (We text a lot.)
  6. Paul McCartney’s latest tour has grossed $165,000,000.  And counting.
  7. Don’t be surprised if Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, sells close to a million copies in its first week. I’ve seen estimates of 800,000-900,000. Could be more, too. Meanwhile, she’s afraid of sea urchins. Just though you should know.
  8. Rolling Stone has a big feature on U2. And they say that two more Songs of… albums are coming.
  9. Jennifer Lawrence: rocker chick.
  10. Meet the guy who designed Beats headphones.

Alan Cross

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