Random Music News for July 26, 2014

Mick Jagger is 71 today.  He doesn’t look a day over 69. Meanwhile, Sandra Bullock is 50 and still looks fabulous.

  1. Speaking of whom, he’s all about bio-pics these days.
  2. Bill Corgan is going to produce an album for a New York band called Ex Cops.  Good score for them.
  3. Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew is going to tour with Thurston Moore, J Mascis, Modest Mouse and Belle and Sebastian. Good score for him, too.
  4. Interesting question: how do royalties work for a guy like Weird Al?  Here’s the answer.
  5. Bose is suing Beats over noise-cancellation technology.
  6. David J (Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets) is writing his autobiography.
  7. Ted Nugent’s right-wing views loses him a casino gig. (Via Larry)
  8. Why is Casey Kasem’s body in Montreal?  And why is the burial going to take so long? This is f**ked up.
  9. A rare AC/DC record featuring the band’s original singer (the guy before Bon Scott) sells on eBay for $4,500.
  10. Alice Cooper opens a thrift shop in Phoenix today. (Via Tom)


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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