Random Music News for June 5, 2014

I have an amazing memory for dates–except when it comes to my mom’s birthday.  I think it’s today.  Or it could be tomorrow.  I’m a bad son.

  1. Twitter apparently thought about buying Pandora and/or Spotify. THAT would have been expense.
  2. That’s PROFESSOR Tony Imommi, son.  SAY IT!
  3. The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd differ over Israel.  A lot.
  4. YouTube’s rate card is not popular with artists.  Billy Bragg has something to say.
  5. Meanwhile, T-Bone Burnett says there’s a war on the arts by the technology community.
  6. Now the Catholic Church hates One Direction–in the Philippines, anyway.
  7. Step-daughter disagrees with stepfather over gospel music, so she attacks him with an ax.
  8. Got too much money?  Here’s a $12,000 mobile phone with bad battery life.
  9. It’s true:  Snow Patrol guitarist to marry Courtney Cox.  He’s 37, she’s 49.  Cougar Town jokes may apply.
  10. There’s a petition to remove Metallica from the Glastonbury lineup because James Hetfield likes to hunt.
  11. What is it about Morrissey and Atlanta? He cancels a show for the fourth time.
  12. Yeah, Prince is still eccentric.  He’s made some demands regarding accommodations for this upcoming London show.

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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