Random Music News for Thursday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve been saving a bottle of Bushmills Black for today. And now, the music news.

  1. Here’s a quick history of the bands of Oxford, England, Think Radiohead, Supergrass and Ride.
  2. There are some pending US Supreme Court cases that have the potential to change the course of music.
  3. Police in Massachusetts are looking for some guys in a van who tried to initiate a rap battle. Wait–what? (Via Tom)
  4. If you now or ever did own a copy of KISS’ Destroyer album–it was released 40 years ago this week–you need to read this.
  5. A new software program promises to turn any singer into David Bowie.
  6. These new headphones from Sony don’t touch your ears. Huh?
  7. Here’s an interesting look at the future of the British music industry. Is it THAT white?
  8. It’s not Liam vs. Noel, but there is a brotherly battle involving UB40.
  9. Seal as Pontius Pilate? Yep. He’s been cast in the role for a live TV musical.
  10. Will the singer from Krokus be drafted to be the temporary(?) singer in AC/DC? What about the dude from Accept?
  11. Bad Brains frontman HR is suffering from a rare disorder that causes “suicide syndrome.”
  12. Grimes was shocked onstage by her earpieces. She wasn’t hurt, fortunately. Just annoyed.

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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