Random Music News for Saturday, November 22, 2014

Scarlett Johannson turns 30 today. I wonder if she needs any kind of consoling?

  1. So what’s AC/DC going to do about Phil Rudd? Here are some answers–sort of.
  2. Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx would like to bring our attention to the issue of “breakage” when it comes to artists getting bad. He calls it “the music industry’s dirty little secret.
  3. Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge is now an award-winning filmmaker.
  4. How hacking the sounds in your head could make you a better runner. This requires some explaining.
  5. Nickelback’s new album, No Fixed Address, looks like it’s going to have an underwhelming first week in the US. I’ve heard say it might sell only 65,000 copies in week one compared to around 300,000 for the last two albums. Then again, the industry has changed a lot when it comes to physical sales.
  6. Will Interpol EVER get out of Buffalo? At least they made it to a hotel after being trapped in their tour bus for 60 hours. I don’t even want to think about the toilet.
  7. How about a documentary on death metal in Angola? Glad to help.
  8. Making fun of Morrissey’s cancer? Not cool, guys.
  9. An update on the “Juggalo war” in Portland. It may not be Juggalos after all.
  10. Why does this cardboard cut-out of Bob Dylan have its own Instagram account?
  11. Spotify has teamed up with…Uber? Yep.
  12. Here’s an interview with Julian Casablancas of The Strokes.

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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