Random Music News for June 25, 2014

Michael Jackson died five years ago today. Where were you when you heard?  I was on a commuter train when the word came through Twitter.

  1. On that note, take this quiz to test your knowledge on the King of Pop.
  2. Here’s a story about the time Bon Jovi met MJ.
  3. Justin Bieber in car-crash pap drama.
  4. There’s a crazy rap group feud going on in Georgia.
  5. Here’s an app that turns selfies into music videos.
  6. And here’s an app that will allow you to compose music on any iOS device.
  7. Kanye West has an opinion on Apple’s purchase of Beats.
  8. What’s the point of music festivals?
  9. Want to know what the big problem with copyright and music is today? Read this article. Yes, it deals with the American situation, but we’re in the same boat. No wonder things are barely moving forward.
  10. Is it possible that the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” was actually written about Super Mario?  The argument is compelling.
  11. Paul McCartney seems to have recovered from that health scare in Japan.

 

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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