Random Music News for July 12, 2014

There’s a full moon tonight, but it’s not just any moon.  Native Americans around the Great Lakes call this a “buck moon” because it casts enough light for night hunters to see the antlers of buck deer.  And you thought this site was just about music…

  1. Here are more details on the restaurant GWAR plans to open.  Road trip!
  2. Speaking of trips, 311 is organizing a Caribbean cruise.
  3. KISS is opening a wedding chapel–inside a miniature golf course.  Klassy.
  4. Vanity Fair takes an interesting look at 90s nostalgia.
  5. The latest band to get Chuck Taylor high-tops is Black Sabbath.
  6. A damning look at Beats Audio. There’s trickery afoot. (Thanks to Steve for the link.)
  7. Joy Division’s/New Order’s Bernard Sumner has an autobiography coming out in the fall.  I wonder how it will differ from Hooky’s books?

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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