Random Music News for Saturday, August 13, 2016

Good morning, Donald Trump? How are you going to fly off the handle today? Have any music news for us? No?  Good.

  1. Are we at the twilight of the era of music magazines?
  2. “Your music lacks identify.” What does that mean? A lot, actually.
  3. A great interview with Ben from Billy Talent.
  4. If you could ask your favourite artist five questions, what would they be?
  5. Johnny Cash will be honoured by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  6. Another Rolling Stones box set? Yep.
  7. Lisa Marie Presley has checked into rehab for a pill addiction.
  8. Kim Dotcom loses another one.
  9. Are you a fan of the Netflix series, Stranger Things? Stream the soundtrack here.
  10. Mapping the world of music using machine learning.” Pretty cool, actually.
  11. Billy Corgan is now the president of a pro wrestling league.
  12. Japan’s number one Radiohead tribute band is called On a Saturday.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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