Random Music News for June 10, 2014

If you live in Canada, we’re now past Tax Freedom Day.  You’re done paying the government.  Theoretically.

  1. Ticketmaster has a new app that they say will help you find the best seats in the house.
  2. Chris Martin and Rihanna?  Really?
  3. Do NOT get drunk and disorderly in Dubai.  Right, Scorpions drummer guy?
  4. Just in case the Kinks are getting back together (and don’t count on it), read this.
  5. And the Casey Kasem thing keeps getting weirder and sadder.
  6. Fucked Up’s new album, Glass Boys (out today) gets a big shout out in a British paper.
  7. Forget getting a celebrity’s autograph.  That’s old-fashioned.  What you want now is a selfie with a celebrity.
  8. Here’s a quick Pixies interview from USA Today.
  9. Polaris Prize winner Owen Pallet describes what makes a hit record.
  10. Now that Apple owns Beats, will they be rebranded “iBeats?”  Some people think so.  Here’s why.
  11. Why can’t hip-hop break through in Hong Kong?

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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