Random Music News for May 2, 2014

There is nothing–repeat NOTHING–about Rob Ford in this post.

  1. Willie Nelson’s old tour bus is being sold on Craigslist. Make sure you take the drug-sniffing dogs through it before you take deliver.
  2. Despite the death of Oderus, the annual GWAR-B-Q is going ahead.
  3. Baz Lurhman is set to direct an Elvis bio-pic.  I’m sure it’ll be understated, l0w-key and in good taste.
  4. What kind of playlist could you create for Star Wars Day?
  5. Enjoy the music of L. Ron Hubbard.  Yes, the founder of Scientology was once a crooner.  (Thanks, Rupinder.)
  6. Science has discovered interesting patterns in the Eurovision voting.
  7. So who supplied Peaches Geldof with that heroin?
  8. Canadian radio is still a good place to invest.
  9. A new music use for those horrible old vinyl couches.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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