Random Music News for Saturday, November 15, 2014

If you’re in the GTA and looking for something to do, I’ll be at the Gentlemen’s Expo at the Metro Convention Centre between 3 and 7 today.

  1. I love this: a new Toronto record store.
  2. The ex-manager of Tears for Fears has died.
  3. Will there be a collaboration between Chris Cornell and Jimmy Page next year? Possibly. (Via Tom)
  4. Jeezus. Paris Hilton won a “world’s best DJ” award. There is no God.
  5. I’m sure U2 meant well when they sent this gift to Slash, but…
  6. The Pope has invited Patti Smith to sing at a Vatican Christmas concert. Does he know the first lines to her version of “Gloria?” (Via Tom)
  7. Arguing about “the end of radio.”
  8. AC/DC’s “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” got a big sales boost after drummer Phil Rudd’s murder-for-hire story.


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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