Random Music News for Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saturday Night Live debuted on this date in 1975. The first host was George Carlin and the first musical guests were Billy Preston and Janis Ian.

  1. Question: Was Chavril recently spotted going to a movie together in Newmarket, Ontario? That’s a rumor. Maybe they’re not breaking up after all.
  2. Iggy Pop has been tapped to play a serial killer in a movie. He’ll do well. (Via Tom)
  3. Hey, children of the (early) 90s! Jesus Jones just got remastered.
  4. Ozzy’s got some ‘splainin’ to do over those recent comments about 9/11.
  5. The Who are going on another farewell tour to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
  6. Bored this weekend? Try this “Name-the-Radiohead-Video” quiz.
  7. Still bored? Try the Great Wild Animal Symphony.
  8. Watch KISS’ Gene Simmons eat a piece of hamburger right off the floor at LAX. You’re welcome.
  9. Are you in Ontario and want to learn more about the future of connected cars? Then go here. Trust me.
  10. They’re running TV commercials for the new U2 album in Austria. Watch one here. (Via Larry)


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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