Random Music News for July 10, 2014

Today is “Don’t Step on a Bee Day.”  Good idea, since they’re already having all kinds of issues.

  1. Green Day’s Mike Dirnt is going to produce an indie film.
  2. Spotify’s Canadian launch is getting closer and closer.
  3. The Arctic Monkeys have been accused of tax evasion.
  4. AC/DC’s Malcolm Young has been hospitalized. He’s fighting cancer.
  5. Insane Clown Posse vows to continue fighting the FBI over their categorization of Juggalos as “gang members.”
  6. The current turmoil in Israel is screwing up all kinds of concert schedules.
  7. Vocal group picks Shazam to debut their new single.
  8. Let’s get this straight:  Elvis did NOT invent rock’n’roll.
  9. Psy’s “Hangover” video director is now working for the Pope.  Yes, that one.

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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