Random Music News for Monday, October 31, 2016

I leave Halloween up to my wife and the dogs. If it were up to me, I’d turned out the lights and lie on the floor until all the little extortionists in disguise stopped yelling at my door. And now, the music news.

  1. Elvis Presley has beaten Madonna to a new UK chart record. Yep, he’s still a force.
  2. Wanna see inside Justin Bieber’s Dutch shack?
  3. Eric Clapton is being sued by the estate of a blues musician for not giving him proper credit on one of his songs.
  4. Bob Dylan finally accepted his Nobel Prize over the weekend. The world is now breathing easier.
  5. Bruce Springsteen: “You can change a life in three minutes with the right song.”
  6. This World Series anthem singer recovered from being shot in the throat.
  7. Third Eye Blind: Still living a semi-charmed life.
  8. Fun: a guide to parody in popular music.
  9. Slipknot’s The Clown is missing the tour because of a family emergency.
  10. Attention Rush fans: A special cartoon is coming to theatres this Friday. Watch this preview.
  11. How noise can make you fat–or worse.

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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