Random Music News for Monday, August 29, 2016

There’s a guy down the street who still has winter tires and rims on his Camry. Should someone say something? And now, music news…

  1. John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, has been denied parole again. He’s been in jail for 36 years and is now 61.
  2. Japan has an alert out after a fan with measles attended a Justin Bieber concert. Another anti-vaxxer situation?
  3. Why are so many Millennial singers (and fans) bingeing on songs about bingeing on drugs? You might not have noticed this until you start looking at the situation.
  4. Instead of breaking up, some bands break in half and keep fighting. Here are some examples.
  5. Here’s a sneaky way Spotify gets around the exclusives artists grant to Apple Music and Tidal. (Via Tom)
  6. The divorce battle between Frances Bean Cobain and her ex Isaiah Silva has turned even weirder.
  7. A rare Paul McCartney demo has been sold for £21,000. (Via Tom again)
  8. Once again, we hear how happy songs make for happy employees.
  9. The memoir of a punk drummer dying of cancer is being offered for movie options.
  10. People are still talking about the Prophets of Rage gig at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto last week.
  11. Here’s a look at the 15th anniversary of Slipnot’s Iowa album.
  12. Translating Western songs into Hindi.
  13. What happened to the singer of Smash Mouth onstage over the weekend? Was it a heart attack?
  14. How do you analyze Adele’s commercial success? With “Adelytics,” of course.

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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