Random Music News for September 11, 2014

You know what also happened on September 11? “Oh Susanna” by Stephen Foster was first performed, It happened in a tavern in Pittsburgh in 1847.

  1. The Foo Fighters are playing UK shows under the name The Holy Shits. Here’s what happened last night. (Thanks to Greggory and Jay for the links.)
  2. Apparently, Miley Cyrus is an artist. (Tom found this story.)
  3. Want to buy a house from the ex-drummer of the Smashing Pumpkins? It’s only 10,000 square feet, though.
  4. Slipknot’s new look.
  5. Now that Britney Spears is single, she’s on Tinder.
  6. Here’s a list of artists who are the subject of various university courses around the world. Anyone want a degree in Radiohead?
  7. Iggy Pop–a man who has spent most of his career without a shirt–is involved in a new clothing line.

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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