Random Music News for May 6, 2014

It’s “International No Diet Day.”  Have  a cookie.

  1. Have you ever bought one of those Now That’s What I Call Music CDs?  If so, read this. (Thanks to John.)
  2. Remember the story of those “quantified self” Apple earbuds? Never mind.
  3. Rumours are that Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid will marry Courtney Cox on June 15, her 50th birthday.  He’s 37.  Does this qualify as taking a trip to Cougar Town?
  4. Conan O’Brien is starting a record label dedicated to comedy recordings.
  5. Is Michael Jackson’s I’m-still-dead single a flop? It looks like it.
  6. Duff Beer is coming to Australia.
  7. The bass player from an Australian band won $500,000 AUD on a game show.
  8. The bats are finally having their revenge on Ozzy.  He can’t possibly bite the heads of this many.
  9. The largest vinyl pressing plant in the US is expanding.
  10. Dr. Pepper–yes, the soft drink people–are building a recording studio in LA.

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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