Random Music News for Thursday, August 25, 2016

They’re going to cut power to my house and home studio for five hours today as they replace a transformer on the street. Looks like I’ll have time for a nap. And now, music news…

  1. An American wonders “What would the US equivalent of the Tragically Hip be?”
  2. Frank Ocean’s new music is already for sale on eBay. It ain’t cheap, though.
  3. A new 6-CD collection of stoner rock will be out soon. Yes, material from Witchnipple and Weedpecker is inclued.
  4. New Oasis! Well, kinda
  5. And Liam’s still being a dickhead.
  6. Cher really tore Donald Trump a new one in this speech.
  7. An almost complete history of U2’s intro and outro songs. (Via Larry)
  8. Japan is coming down hard on concert ticket resellers.
  9. Going to a Slipknot show? Leave your cell phone in your pocket. Seriously. You’ve been warned.
  10. And Eddie Vedder isn’t above having someone ejected, either.
  11. The Minnesota Wild will pay tribute to Prince every time they score this coming NHL season.
  12. DJ Steve Aoki is going to Ted Williams/Walt Disney route by being cryogenically frozen when he dies.
  13. Boy band svengali Lou Pearlman’s cause of death has been revealed: a heart infection.
  14. SpinMedia, home of Spin and Vibe magazines is up for sale after a bunch of layoffs.

 

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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