Random Music News for Saturday, January 17, 2015

Off to NYC to see Courtney Love’s opera tonight. I’ll report back.

  1. Chris Cornell has started working on a new solo album. Blessedly, there have been no Timbaland sightings.  So far.
  2. A director has been picked for the movie version of the Motely Crue bio, The Dirt.
  3. MySpace still reaches 50 million people a month. No, seriously.
  4. How’s this for a headline: “What I Learned from Judging Pornhub’s Song Search Contest.”
  5. NBC is working on a movie series with Dolly Parton.
  6. Sorry, Miley, but sex doesn’t sell.
  7. Meanwhile, this Swedish singer did something unusual with a condom. (Via Tom)
  8. Justin Bieber has been offered $2 million to do gay porn.
  9. Blink 182’s Travis Barker AND his ex-wife were arrested for making death threats against each other.
  10. Weird Al has been signed to voice a Batman villain.

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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