Random Music News for July 1, 2014

Happy 147th birthday, Canada!

  1. The Who announces their farewell tour. They mean it this time.  Really.
  2. Oh, and Pete Townshend had some unkind words for a few reporters.
  3. Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and the “rape generation.”
  4. The next rock sensation will come from the indie ranks.  Well, duh.
  5. This year’s Lollapalooza will launch a cashless payment system. Could this be the future of festivals?
  6. Another music magazine bites the dust.  Bye-bye Filter.
  7. Google wants to turn more musicians into Glassholes.
  8. Lou Reed left more than $30,000,000 to his wife, Laurie Anderson.
  9. The file-sharing wars are far from over.
  10. When a high, depressed rapper cuts off his own dick and calls 911, this is what it sounds like.
  11. Dr. Dre named “most influential veteran musician” by Forbes.
  12. Did Gene Simmons have a, er, bladder malfunction onstage?

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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