Random Music News for Thursday, October 20, 2016

It was on this day in 1977 that Lynyrd Skynyrd had that horrific plane crash in a swamp. The accident is still something of a mystery. And now, the music news of the day.

  1. Notorious anti-streamer Garth Brooks has just signed a huge deal with Amazon’s new music service.
  2. Meanwhile, a new survey says that streaming music services are still too expensive for non-subscribers.
  3. The box office numbers of Desert Trip are still coming in–and they’re YUUUUGE!
  4. Iggy Pop posed naked for an art class.
  5. Which direct-to-fan services are the best? Someone rated them.
  6. The fighting over Prince’s estate continues.
  7. Barack Obama’s workout playlist is actually pretty rad.
  8. Bruce Springsteen thinks that Donald Trump is a “toxic narcissist.”
  9. SoundCloud Go (its subscription service) is now available in Canada.
  10. Ex-Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese wants the band to “do the right thing” regarding their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination.
  11. Vanilla Ice is getting a divorce.
  12. “My bass is bigger than your bass.” (Via Danny)
  13. Phil Chess, the founder of the legendary Chess Records, has died at 95.
  14. Let’s re-imagine popular brands with heavy metal-style logos.
  15. Lou Reed’s first wife has written a memoir which she says captures the honest truth about the man.

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.

Let us know what you think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.