Random Music News for Thursday, December 11, 2014

One hundred years ago today, no one famous was born. No one.

  1. Rush is going to reissue their entire catalogue on 180-gram vinyl.
  2. Is Soundcloud now worth more than $1 billion? Apparently. (Via Brigitte)
  3. Grooveshark will make another attempt at going 100% legit in January. (Brigitte again.)
  4. Bob Geldof to critics:  “F**K OFF!”
  5. Josh Homme, actor.
  6. Rdio hooks up with Roku.
  7. Meanwhile, Shazam hooks up with Spotify.
  8. Happy 25th, Doolittle, the Pixies masterpiece.
  9. The next future ex-boyfriend of Taylor Swift to have a song written about him will be Matt Healey from The 1975.
  10. The first bit of music from Modest Mouse’s first new album in seven years is imminent.
  11. Morrissey passes on the chance to give an “alternative Christmas speech” on British TV.
  12. Prime Minister Harper’s infinite playlist.

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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