Random Music News for Thursday, January 29, 2015

Why do I care so much about what happens on Shark Tank? What’s wrong with me?

  1. How the Beatles shocked the BBC back in the day.
  2. Ever hear the disco mix of the theme from M*A*S*H*? (Via Tom)
  3. Spotify has struck a deal with Sony that involves PlayStation.
  4. The Millenium Falcon turntable.
  5. Watch these kids being introduced to metal via Judas Priest. They don’t quite get it yet.
  6. This fake streaming site is actually pretty cool–but not if you work in the record industry.
  7. Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler was arrested after a bar fight.  He’s a feisty 65 years old.
  8. Midnight Oil is NOT reuniting.
  9. HTML5 for the win on YouTube.
  10. By the way, Tom Petty has now hit up three songs for songwriting credit because of similarities with something he already wrote…
  11. …but he’s also like us to know that the word “lawsuit” was never mentioned in the Sam Smith case.
  12. Here comes Apple’s new streaming service. When? Soon.
  13. This freaky dude pumped up his lips so he’d look more like Lana Del Rey. Serious sausage face.
  14. Are headphone plugs on the way out? Maybe USB is the way to go. (Great. More adapters to buy–and lose.)
  15. Just in case you want to buy whatever Katy Perry will wear during her Super Bowl halftime show, there’s an app for that.

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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