Random Music News for Friday, September 26, 2014

The world almost ended in a nuclear holocaust on this day in 1983. We have Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov to thank for being still alive.

  1. Hear a snippet of the new AC/DC song here.
  2. Speaking of which, what’s wrong with Malcolm Young? Could it be dementia? Sadly, it’s apparently true.
  3. Here’s the track listing for the new AC/DC album, Rock of Bust.
  4. The story of the Go-Gos. It’s weirder than you might think.
  5. Playing music with your brain. Scientists are working on it.
  6. Lionel Ritchie had a hip replacement.
  7. Eight duets with dead singers.
  8. Meet the guy who is quietly sticking Canadian music into American TV shows.
  9. Ten years after he was fired, Josh Homme seems ready to let Nick Oliveri back into Queens of the Stone Age. Sort of.
  10. The “Global Citizen Festival?” (Thanks to Michael.)
  11. Here’s a thoughtful take on the U2-Apple stunt.
  12. Speaking of which, having trouble with the iOS 8.0.1 update and dropped cell calls? This tweet may explain it. (Larry found it.)
  13. So how does everyone feel about this shot as the cover artwork for U2’s Songs of Innocence? It’s supposed to echo the covers of Boy and War.

u2 - Songs of Innocence

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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