Random Music News for Saturday, October 8, 2016

It may be a long weekend, but the music news never stops.

  1. Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead got down with Anthrax.
  2. These guys legally changed their names to “Elvis” after the Presley estate threatened to sue over a really stupid issue.
  3. Green Day’s American Idiot movie is coming to HBO.
  4. Interesting: 40% of all Internet searches now happen on smartphones.
  5. Adele seems to be a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays. I like her even more.
  6. Tickets to the Desert Trip shows (aka “Oldchella”) are being sold off for half price by speculators who are getting burned.
  7. Gerrard Way of My Chemical Romance gave away some free music at New York Comic Con. (Via Brent)
  8. David Gilmour’s nanny is going to jail for eight years…for helping an international cocaine king? Yep.
  9. David Bowie’s secret art collection is now on display before the auction.
  10. There be malware on Spotify’s freemium tier ads? Maybe.
  11. C’mon, Bieber. At least try
  12. Thomas Dolby once had a surreal encounter with Michael Jackson. Read this excerpt from his new book.

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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