Random Music News for Thursday, August 18, 2016

Synchronized swimming? That’s the one Olympic sport I just can’t watch. I know. I feel shame. And now, music news…

  1. A new George Carlin record. Wait. Let me do that again. A NEW GEORGE CARLIN RECORD! (Via Tom)
  2. Lana Del Rey has released a song dedicated to her…BlackBerry?
  3. Billy Talent had to cut short an Australian show the other night. Ben was ill.
  4. Good history lesson: How Sam Phillips invented the sound of rock’n’roll.
  5. The Billboard album chart is badly broken. Is it time to kill it?
  6. Well, what about this “chart of charts?” It shows the earning potential of songs, which is an interesting approach.
  7. The company that sold “used” iTunes tracks is going out of business.
  8. A former member of Nine Inch Nails has passed away.
  9. Seems that if you go to a Slipknot show, there’s a good chance that Corey Taylor will have you thrown out.
  10. What goes around comes around: Paul McCartney has re-signed with Capitol Records.
  11. So, about Morrissey’s cancer treatment

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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