Random Music News for July 8, 2014

Beck turns 44 today.  He still doesn’t look a day over 16.

  1. Ten facts you need to know about this upcoming Pink Floyd album.
  2. Lollapalooza goes cashless.
  3. Phil Collins’ son arrrested.  It’s drugs, you know.
  4. Interesting.  Twitter plans to appoint a Head of Music in Australia.
  5. Also interesting:  Xbox Music has opened is API for third party developers.
  6. Sample some of the new material coming from Death from Above 1979.
  7. The life sentence handed out to the guy who murdered Dave Navarro’s mother is upheld. (If you’ve never heard this horrible story, click here.)
  8. Can you tell the difference between the poetry of TS Eliot and rap lyrics?  Maybe not.

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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