Random Music News for Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy birthday, Jerry Lee Lewis. You made it to 79.

  1. Remember The Merv Griffin Show? He featured a lot of musical guests see if you can find them on this 12-DVD set.
  2. Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac has written his memoirs. Here’s an excerpt.
  3. Thom Yorke made over $600,000 on Friday through BitTorrent.
  4. This special radio station is shaking up a particular part of New York.
  5. Mourning the loss of the iPod Classic? Then you’ll want to read this article from The NME. (Thanks to Bobby)
  6. Radio station calls out a woman as a “porn star.” Hilarity and a huge lawsuit follow.
  7. If you don’t know who Lee “Scratch” Perry is, you’d better read this. You’ll be better for it.
  8. Still raging against U2’s iTunes stunt? Then read this. It may change your mind about the band.
  9. David Byrne has written a musical about former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos.
  10. Here’s a good LA Times story on Weezer.
  11. Phil Spector is still in prison and he’s apparently seriously ill.
  12. Beyonce is the subject of a study at Harvard University. And if you’re expecting her to do a U2-style free album, forget it.
  13. A good read for any musician: “5 Things I’ve Learned About Having a Long Music Career.
  14. Not only has porn site Pornhub launched a record label, but so has Sennheiser headphones. FYIMusicNews.ca reports that the company plans to release as many as ten albums over the next year.

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.

One thought on “Random Music News for Monday, September 29, 2014

  • September 30, 2014 at 12:12 am
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    The Byrne Marcos musical is years old. The songs just got remixed recently.

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