Random Music News for Thursday, November 6, 2014

Off to Edmonton today to speak on music geekery at Grant Macewan University in Edmonton.

  1. If you haven’t heard of Tidal yet, you will. It’s a high quality (ie. something to make audiophiles happy) music streaming service. It’s just debuted in the US. (Via Tom)
  2. U2 is planning a week-long residence on The Tonight Show.
  3. Smashing Pumpkins drummer fired over ADD?
  4. Watch Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s keynote speech at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Conference.
  5. Want: a SLAYER beer stein. Hey, there’s always Christmas…
  6. And speaking of which, what about SLAYER Christmas cards?
  7. Another gift idea: own a piece of Queensryche for just $50.000. (Via Tom)
  8. Well, here’s another rumour about an Oasis reunion for Glastonbury.
  9. The El Mocambo will largely fall silent after tonight.
  10. Fixing it in post: old music videos get new product placements. (Tom again)
  11. The Apple watch is going to cost HOW MUCH?
  12. And uber-weird Jandek is going to star in a one-act play. (Via Wade)

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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