Random Music News for Saturday, January 3, 2015

Still no hover boards? I give up.

  1. This is a fake Justin Bieber Twitter account.  I’m pretty sure, anyway (via Tom)
  2. Speaking of whom, he was just named the Most Annoying Celebrity of 2014.
  3. Former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin is getting back to making music.
  4. There is an online community that’s obsessed with Taylor Swift’s armpits. (Of course there is…)
  5. Elvis Presley’s private jets are being sold off. They’re old and outdated–but still…
  6. Billboard insists that streaming isn’t killing the record business.
  7. PJ Harvey says she’ll record her next album in front of a live audience. Think of it as an art exhibition.
  8. The woman who inspired Pulp’s “Disco 2000” has died from bone marrow cancer. Bonus fact: her name was Deborah Bone.
  9. Madonna is pissing people off again.

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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