Random Music News for July 16, 2014

That’s weird.  There’s no pro baseball, football, basketball or hockey scheduled today.  That doesn’t happen very often, does it?

  1. U2 seems to be working on a big Irish concert for next year.
  2. Eww.  Drake?  Really?
  3. Watch the Manic Street Preachers cover Al Green. (Thanks to Fouad for the link.)
  4. Ultravox/Band-Aid man says there’s just too much booze in Britain.
  5. David Bowie has a really, really long neck.
  6. Here are some fun facts about some famous backing singers.
  7. Here’s another Bluetooth shower speaker.  Like we need another one.
  8. The Apple App store is now six years old.  Guess how many apps are downloaded every second?
  9. Kanye wants to record a James Bond theme.  But there’s a wrinkle, of course.
  10. The new Paris Hilton music video will make you hate her even more.  And you’ll start to question the integrity of unicorns, too.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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