Random Music News for September 4, 2014

I’m almost ready to declare the new puppy house trained. Yay!

  1. Name the only band to ever perform a concert on all seven continents. It’s in the new Guinness Book of World Records.
  2. Streaming music service Rdio has undergone a redesign.
  3. Meanwhile, there’s WiMP, which offers high-definition streaming.  Only in the UK and the US for now.
  4. And Neil Young’ Pono player better watch its back. Sony now has a high-res music player, too.
  5. There’s a new stealthy BitTorrent client called Tribler that will give copyright holders something else to worry about.
  6. So what’s Gotye doing now? He’s formed a political party at home in Australia. He calls it the Basics Rock’n’Roll Party. Seriously.
  7. Here are some really cool Easter eggs found in songs. (Thanks to Greggory for the link.)
  8. I’d forgotten that the Rolling Stones once wrote a song about Rice Krispies. (Greggory again.)
  9. Thomas Dolby now has a gig as a teacher.
  10. Marilyn Manson has a new album coming.
  11. Kate Bush’s house is in danger of falling into the sea.
  12. Gene Simmons is being sued for something that happened at a KISS concert.
  13. Iron Maiden dude fired for listening to the Eagles?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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