Random Music News for Saturday, October 18, 2014

On this day in 1929. women were officially declared “persons” in Canada.

  1. Will anyone ever sell a million records in a single week ever again? (Spoiler: No.)
  2. This Kesha/Dr. Luke lawsuit is ugly.
  3. I was wondering how much longer The House of Blues was going to last on Sunset Boulevard. (Spoiler: Not very long.)
  4. Where’s drummer Phil Rudd in this new picture of AC/DC?
  5. Eighteen Cannibal Corpse fans have been arrested in Russia. They’re probably pretty uncomfortable right now.
  6. Gene Simmons gets to play God. No comment from the actual God yet, but he can’t be pleased. (Via Tom)
  7. Patrick Carney from the Black Keys isn’t all that keen on U2’s album giveaway, either. (Via Greggory)
  8. Neil Young officially unveiled his Pono music player in San Francisco.
  9. I will not repent for my love of the film Phantom of the Paradise (1974). I think this is cool. (Via Brent)
  10. The major labels already have an equity stake in Spotify. Now Warner has acquired a Spotify playlist site.
  11. Well, this doesn’t bode well for Beats Music, does it?

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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