Random Music News for September 3, 2014

The longest short week of the year is the one that falls after Labour Day. Am I wrong?

  1. We might just get the first Faith No More album in 19 years soon. Well, reasonably soon.
  2. Bieber charged with dangerous driving and assault thanks to his boneheaded behavior on an ATV. The idiot ran into a minivan. (Thanks to Tom.)
  3. There’s been some kind of Adele leak of two unreleased songs. Could this foretell a release before Christmas?
  4. Some Scottish musicians (including Franz Ferdinand) are coming out in support of the Yes side in the Scottish independence referendum.
  5. Cee Lo admits he was an idiot for his comments on rape.
  6. Johnny Lydon is going to write an autobiography.  What, again?
  7. A plan to sing for world peace.  Yeah, that’ll work.
  8. This whistling budgie ended up with his own TV commercial.
  9. Maybe that budgie should join the Wild Animal Orchestra.
  10. Member of UK alt-pop act Everything But the Girl is now an acclaimed novelist.
  11. Wake Owl wins the $10,o0o Vista Music Prize.
  12. Flight of the Conchords coming back to HBO?  BAND MEETING!
  13. The man who gave us the Consumer Electronics Show has died at 92.
  14. Check out this cool visualization experiment involving the science of sound.
  15. Making old songs not so old.

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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