Random Music News for Saturday, August 6, 2016

Recovering from kidney stone removal surgery today. Near-Prince levels of fentanyl barely dented the pain in the recovery room, so we had to call in the morphine. Let’s not talk about it, okay? Instead, we should focus on the music news…

  1. That whole story about a new NIN single next month is a certified hoax. Here’s how it happened.
  2. Here’s everything you need to know about Drake’s new mansion and the guy who is building it.
  3. Fun facts: Here’s a list of artists who make more than $100,000 per gig.
  4. Prince’s Paisley Park will apparently be sold. The family is NOT happy.
  5. Fifty years ago yesterday, the Beatles released Revolver. Is this the best rock album ever? Discuss.
  6. Naturally, a US Olympic team ended up on Carpool Karaoke. How does Michael Phelps fit into any car?
  7. On the subject of the Olympics, please welcome Katy Perry.
  8. Are you watching/did you watch Netflix’s Stranger Things? Here’s the story behind the music used in the series.
  9. People–er, animals–covering Drowning Pool covered Simon and Garfunkel. (Via Danny)
  10. Another thing: shot-by-shot music video covers.
  11. Apple Music is now in more than 110 countries, 60 more than Spotify. Yet Spotify has more subscribers. Discuss.
  12. And Spotify has a new music discovery tool that looks kinda cool.
  13. Virtual reality music startup TheWaveVR says it will “forever change the music industry.”
  14. What might a member of Slipknot have to say about Donald Trump? This. (Via Adam)
  15. An interesting case: A judge has to rule that YouTube is worth either $78,000,000 or $0.

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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