Random Music News for Monday, March 10, 2014

Some quick hits to help keep you up-to-date:

  1. Lady Gaga will be the keynote speaker at SXSW.
  2. Look out, Ohio.  ICP and their Jugglos are coming to Legend Valley this summer.
  3. AC/DC’s Phil Rudd acquitted of drug charges.
  4. Prince played a four-hour show in Hollywood Saturday night.
  5. The British government blocked a plan for a levy on iPads. Some say this hurts young musicians.
  6. Check out this creepy/cool floating sphere speaker.
  7. New doc on riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna explores her role in music.
  8. The harmonica dude on Pitbull’s “Timber” got paid HOW MUCH?
  9. Some analysis on U2’s decision to delay their next album until 2015.
  10. Or will there be an album this year after all?  What a confused mess.  Paul McGuinness would never let communications get so muddled.
  11. Bono wants Europe to buy Spanish goods to help its economy.  How ’bout you get back to work on that album?

 

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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