Random Music News for September 15, 2014

Back on this day in 1902, baseball saw its first-ever documented double play: Tinkers to Evers to Chance.

  1. Ugh. It’s Monday. Would a 7am rave help?
  2. Kanye, you idiot.
  3. Amy Winehouse gets a statute on what would have been her 31st birthday.
  4. Finding a new U2 album in your iTunes library is “like waking up with herpes.” Ouch.
  5. The truth about “The Star Spangled Banner” involves drinking and sex.
  6. Here are ten television scenes that show how music can elevate everything. (Thanks to Rupinder for the link.)
  7. The son of Springsteen’s drummer is now the new drummer in Slipknot. Wait–what?
  8. Weird Al and Conan together at last. “Did someone say ‘monorail?'”
  9. The chain of Sunrise Records stores are being sold. It looks like the two on Yonge Street in Toronto will be closed.
  10. The guitarist in an Australian hardcore punk band appeared on a quiz show and won over $25,000.
  11. Here are some very good reasons you should be excited about the new National Music Centre in Calgary. (Via FYI Music News)

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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