Random Music News for June 24, 2014

Happy St. Jean-Baptiste Day, Quebec. Oh, and Mick Fleetwood, drummer for Fleetwood Mac (and the inspiration for Animal on the Muppets–no joke) turns 72.

  1. It seems like everyone in Radiohead is making music–except as Radiohead.
  2. Glastonbury: It’s going to rain.
  3. If Hillary Clinton runs for president, Katy Perry says she’ll write the campaign song.
  4. George Clinton loses the rights to some of his songs because he owes his ex-lawyers money.
  5. Liam Gallagher has love child support payment pains.
  6. So how is Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley doing his since near death experience.  Better, thank you.
  7. Vadio:  “Radio worth watching.”  Interesting.
  8. Punk rock scientist kicked out of concert hall for crowdsurfing to Handel’s “Messiah.”  He’s my new hero.
  9. Remember that lawsuit filed by Insane Clown Posse against the US Justice Department? Well, the feds would like the suit dismissed.
  10. This 84 year-old politician is now into hip hop.
  11. Here’s an update on the rock’n’roll pilot Martin Scorsese is developing for HBO.

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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