Random Music News for Monday, August 14, 2017

No, I don’t need my furnace ducts cleaned. STOP CALLING ME! And now, the music news for August 14.

  1. In you missed it over the weekend, Taylor Swift won over the court in the DJ groping case. The radio guy involved did not do any favours to the industry.
  2. Willie Nelson (who’s 84) had to cut a show short because of breathing problems.
  3. Dave Matthews is disgusted by what happened in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.
  4. Looking for tales of demented rock star behavior? Look no further than these. (Via Andrew)
  5. Cliff Burton’s father has been quietly donating his late son’s Metallica royalties to music scholarship funds. (Via Tom)
  6. An official in Georgia wants someone to look into R. Kelly’s alleged sex cult situation.
  7. A new Beck album is coming–finally–this October. It’ll be called Colors. (Via Michael)
  8. This armory in NYC is now a music hall.
  9. Wanna buy Tupac’s Hummer with the diamond-played bumpers? Go here.
  10. Why are some rappers putting their parents on their albums? Let’s examine that.
  11. Meet the guy who puts music into movie trailers.
  12. Remembering Radio Caroline, the famous UK pirate radio station, fifty years on. (Via Tom)
  13. Fascinated by David Bowie? Here are some of the best books to read on the guy–and an interesting new one.
  14. There are now 50,000 pieces of vinyl digitized and ready for streaming at this archive.
  15. GOP money is starting to come in to support Kid Rock’s bid for a US Senate seat.
  16. Does your workplace have a training video like this? (Via Danny)
  17. Buzzfeed and Twitter have joined forces to launch a “global morning show.”

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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