Random Music News for May 28, 2014

One more day and the new puppy comes home.  We’ll have TWO English bull terriers. Yes, that’s crazy.

  1. Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is now close to two billion YouTube views.  I didn’t link to it because you probably don’t need to see it again.
  2. Spotify was hacked but only one–that’s ONE–user was affected.
  3. Speaking of Spotify, should Apple buy them instead?
  4. Madonna was waaaaaaayyyyy too busy for jury duty, apparently.
  5. This is the future of music and TV commercials? God, I hope not.
  6. Horror actor Christopher Lee–who’s 92–has a new heavy metal LP that includes him doing a version of “My Way.”
  7. If you’ve ever had a song stuck in your head, click here.
  8. Fifty Cent threw out the first pitch at Tuesday’s Pirates-Mets game. It did not go well.
  9. A founding member of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is in trouble.
  10. Here’s the problem with hit radio today.  Can’t say I can argue….

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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