Random Music News for Monday, March 5, 2018

Fifty-five years ago today, country star Patsy Cline died in a plane crash. As for stuff making music news for March 5, 2018…

  1. Noel Gallagher would like to apologize for taking a dump in someone’s bathtub.
  2. Remember those weird audio/sonic attacks on diplomats in Cuba? Could this have been the cause?
  3. It looks like there’s going to be an Instagram video calling feature in an upcoming version of iOS.
  4. This new $150 electronic thingy promises to completely revolutionize how things sound on headphones. Okay, you’ve got my attention…
  5. Drummer Matt Sorum (Guns ‘N Roses, Velvet Revolver, etc.) used to be an international cocaine smuggler.
  6. Elton John had a bad week.
  7. It’s good to have David Byrne back. He seems to have beaten his introvert-ness.
  8. Here’s a very good interview with Kim Deal of The Breeders. It’s good to have them back, too.
  9. Want to rent Mariah Carey’s mansion? Or buy Moby’s old place?
  10. Singer kills girlfriend. Singer goes to jail. Singer released from jail. Singer is booked to play festival. Gee, think people are upset?
  11. The Foo Fighters found a way to mash up John Lennon with Van Halen.
  12. How bad was the snare drum sound on Metallica’s St. Anger album? This bad.

 

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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