Random Music News for June 17, 2014

Happy 70th birthday, Iceland!  Kæstur hákarl for everyone!

  1. Two new Queen sets are coming very soon.
  2. And we’ll soon be getting more live Ministry.
  3. Linkin Park has struck a merchandising deal with Porsche Design.
  4. They’ve started casting for the NWA bio-pic.
  5. It’s getting tougher to get high at summer music festivals.
  6. Glastonbury organizers promises stink-free porta-potties this year.
  7. Beats Music is now playing the exclusive release game.  This sort of battle is going to be a big deal in the near future.
  8. Hate when your headphones come off when you exercise? Try these.
  9. Here’s a great story on the tech behind the Michael Jackson hologram(ish) technology.
  10. Here it comes:  charges of elder abuse swirling after Casey Kasem’s death.
  11. Interested in the rock scene in interesting places?  Check out this story on the rock’n’roll king of Penang, Malaysia.


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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