Random Music News for Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy 45th birthday, Bangladesh! And now, the music news.

  1. What do you think of about a triple bill of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden? At least at couple of people are talking about it. (Via Tom)
  2. Yep, the Stone Roses are recording new music.
  3. Ticket fraud for gigs and festivals is up 55% in the UK.
  4. Ray Parker Jr. talks about his immortal theme for Ghostbusters.
  5. Music sales in America have dropped $8 BILLION in the last ten years. Welcome to the digital world.
  6. Bob Mould’s advice to musicians: “Keep it simple and avoid streaming music services.”
  7. And here’s Bob talking with Ryan Adams about the music biz.
  8. A UK law firm says that the estate of Michael Jacksons owes them money.
  9. If you’re a fan of the Grateful Dead, you may have heard about the “Day of the Dead” project. It’s starting to be heard. (Via Ira)
  10. So is Pandora going to be sold or not?
  11. More musicians than ever are going green. Read about the eco-conscious among them.
  12. How to lip read.
  13. This is a different way to re-imagine album artwork.
  14. Being John Malkovich: posing nude for his album. Yes, his album.
  15. Mariah Carey has cancelled her scheduled concert in Brussels.

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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