Random Music News for May 15, 2014

Happy 66th birthday Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno!  But you can just call him Eno.

  1. Commander Chris Hadfield’s cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is in trouble.  Help!
  2. This may make you feel old: 40 albums Baby Boomers love but Millennials don’t give a shit about.
  3. AT&T and GM talk about pricing strategies for their connected car plans.
  4. Morrissey is now on Twitter.  This could be the most interesting thing that’s happened to social networking since Courtney Love.
  5. Bruce Springsteen is getting a virtual museum.
  6. The One Man Band Festival starts today in Montreal.  Details here.
  7. There’s a fight between the Hard Rock Cafe and Liverpool’s Cavern Club.
  8. Ricky Gervais is touring as David Brent, Wannabe Rock Star.  So how’s he doing?
  9. The three major labels have all taken small stakes in Shazam, the magical music identification app.
  10. GWAR will continue without Oderus.

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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