Random Music News for Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving. And why are so many US states still celebrating Columbus Day? Why is that still a thing?

  1. What will the Foo Fighters do when they’re besieged with more requests like this? How far will their generosity be stretched? (Via Greggory?)
  2. Maybe Bono shouldn’t talk about tax laws. It just invites all kinds of criticism.
  3. If you ever fly American Airlines, this may answer some musical questions about your trip.
  4. SoundCloud lost $29 million last year. As Pete points out, he could have lost twice as much in half the time.
  5. The Beat-Bose lawsuit appears to be over.
  6. Maclean’s magazine traces the bizarre last days of Casey Kasem. Have they buried him yet?
  7. South Park did a real good job parodying Lorde with a digital audio workstation.
  8. So what’s been selling the best on iTunes over just 24 hours?
  9. Does pop music belong in the past?
  10. What do Nintendocore, chiptunes and button bashment all have in common? They’re music genres that have spun off from video games. (Via Tom)
  11. That all-start Flaming Lips Beatles tribute album is coming in a couple of weeks. Yes, it involves Miley Cyrus.
  12. Apparently Chris Martin is willing to overlook those racy Jennifer Lawrence photos enough to spend Christmas with her.
  13. Disco alert: A new book is planned about Studio 54’s dark side.
  14. Which soundtrack reissue will come as marshmallow-scented vinyl? Yep. That one.

 

 

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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