Random Music News for July 17, 2014

Comic-Con starts in San Diego today.  And it’s David Hasselhoff’s 62nd birthday. I’m sure there’s no connection.

  1. Paul McCartney has released a bunch iPad of apps for some solo and Wings albums.
  2. Ron Howard has signed on to produce/direct a documentary about the Beatles’ touring years.  Apple Corps did the hiring, so this looks promising.
  3. Would someone please bury Casey Kasem?
  4. David Bowie is hinting at more new music.
  5. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale become a husband-and-wife team for The Voice. I still won’t watch.
  6. This is bullshit.  The RIAA forced an archive of classic radio airchecks to delete thousands of files.
  7. Lady Gaga’s former assistant is being paid $1 million to write a tell-all book.
  8. Scientists have named a water mite found in Puerto Rico after JLo.  I feel bad for the mite.
  9. Here’s info on the recorded version of Beck’s Song Reader project. (Thanks to Michael for the link.)
  10. Have you got dirty vinyl? Clean it with wood glue!
  11. Texas blues icon Johnny Winter has passed away at the age of 70.

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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