Random Music News for Saturday, September 3, 2016

I’m in denial about Labour Day. Please do not bring it up. And now, music news…

  1. Great (albeit possibly crazy) theory: Renegade street artist Banksy is actually Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack.
  2. How The Monkees managed to cement their legacy after starting their career as a musical piss-take.
  3. The headphones that filter out noise but not human voices. Interesting.
  4. Is Starship’s “We Built This City” the worst song of all time? I understand the case. (Via Tom)
  5. Could Kim Deal be coming back to the Pixies? Is a peace deal imminent? Maybe.
  6. Looks like Soundgarden might be making that new album they’ve been promising for years.  The 90s are good and truly back.
  7. Uzbekistan’s dictator is dead. His successor might be his opera-singing daughter.
  8. In an epic battle of new albums, Barbra Streisand trounced Britney Spears on the charts this week.
  9. Madonna vs. Trump: This could be one entertaining fight!
  10. New Iron Maiden beer!
  11. And new Rammstein tequila!

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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