Random Music News for September 9, 2014

I’m in New York. The car horns are driving me crazy.

  1. Now the New York Times says that U2 is gonna do something with Apple today. So does the Irish Times. Haven’t I been saying this for the last couple of weeks?  We’ll see starting at 1pm ET.
  2. Who the F**K does Ariana Grande thing she is?
  3. Cher is sick.
  4. And so is Avicii.
  5. Days of the New have broken up. You mean they were still together? Oh. So this was a reunion that didn’t take
  6. Bieber is off the hook in one of those photographer lawsuits.
  7. Here’s an interesting article on how jazz used to be a major cultural force.
  8. A “definitive” collection of David Bowie’s music will ready in time for the Christmas shopping season.
  9. Silent Van Halen makes Michael Anthony sad. (Thanks to Tom for the link.)
  10. Don’t spend big money on Beats headphones. If you want musical accuracy, consider these from Blue.
  11. We’ll soon be able to use Twitter to buy music, among other things.
  12. Now smartphones can diagnose Parkinson’s by recording a person’s voice.
  13. This “things inspired by The Simpsons” list contains a couple of musical tidbits.
  14. Here are some tips on keeping your voice in tip-top shape.

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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