Random Music News for Thursday, March 13, 2014

Some one-line news stories to keep you up to date:

  1. There was a terrible accident at SXSW last night when a drunk driver blew through a checkpoint, drove into a crowd and killed at least two people.
  2. Johnny Marr broke his hand after tripping while jogging.
  3. The Shat has suddenly deactivated his Twitter account, leaving 1.79 million followers without their captain.
  4. The most popular music festival destination in 2013 was…Croatia?
  5. Here’s a good interview with Guy Garvey of Elbow.
  6. Won’t someone please stop the guy who made the Rebecca Black “Friday” video?
  7. Want to perform in a Bollywood extravaganza in Toronto?
  8. A Calgary radio station is facing a “girlcott” over some sexist contesting.
  9. Another musician up on kiddie porn charges?
  10. Rush’s Alex Lifeson is concerned about your kidneys.

 

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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