Random Music News for July 9, 2014

Brazil, Brazil, Brazil…

  1. Courtney Love is to be a preschool teacher.  But it’s not what you think.
  2. Remember that lawsuit Insane Clown Posse filed against the FBI after Juggalos were declared gang members?  Never mind.  Look out, KISS Army.  You may be next.
  3. YouTube’s 2013 revenue was $3.5 billion.  Remember when everyone said that Google made a mistake buying YouTube?  Again, never mind.
  4. Five Beatles songs that sound better in mono. This is why we need to save up for the mono vinyl box set coming up in September.
  5. Burzum’s Varg Vikerenes is in trouble again.  This time, it’s prison for hate crimes.
  6. And this didn’t help his cause: it’s a Nazi-themed Burzum t-shirt.
  7. Moncton punk band the Motorleague releases a 90s-style video ahead of their summer tour.  And it’s free.
  8. An oral history of Toronto’s Last Gang Records in honour of the label’s tenth anniversary.
  9. Strange habits of famous musicians and writers.
  10. Let’s put some lyrics to classic paintings, shall we?
  11. Hey, ladies!  Al Jourgensen is single!  Wanna party?
  12. AC/DC has apparently finished recording their new album.  Possible title:  Man Down (a reference to Malcolm, I guess.)
  13. Tuna Knobs turns your iPad into a tactile DJ machine.
  14. So why did Wayne Coyne get a tattoo with Miley Cyrus? Because he loves dogs, 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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