Random Music News for May 26, 2014

My physical body is back from the Far East but it appears my soul is still in transit.  If you travel a lot, you’ll know exactly what I’m taking about.

  1. Bono and the Edge are working on a new musical. Let’s hope (a) they’re going to finish the U2 album first; and (b) they have an easier time than they did with The Lion King.
  2. Phil Collins performs “In the Air Tonight” for the first time in nine years…at a high school.
  3. It’s the Beastie Boys vs. Monster Energy Drink in this court case.
  4. Details on the Kimye wedding.  If you care.
  5. Details on the Irish honeymoon.  If you care.
  6. And what a surprise!  There’s a new Kanye song  just in time to piggyback on all the media whoring.
  7. Divine intervention: an image of Lemmy seen on a pancake. The line for veneration starts to the right.
  8. One for radio nerds:  playlist criteria for BBC Radio 1.
  9. Well, as long as Pharrell is happy. That’s what counts, right?
  10. Lostphophets bandmembers speak out of their sicko former frontman.
  11. Why all CDs should cost $30.

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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