Random Music News for Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy 49th birthday, Gavin Rossdale.

  1. Mad Men star Jessica “Megan Draper” Pare is expecting–and the dad is John Kastner of Montreal’s Doughboys. Remember “Shine?”
  2. Here’s a trick that makes charismatic speakers, er, charismatic.
  3. What do Democrats and Republicans have in common? Taylor Swift, apparently.
  4. There’s a Beyonce biography coming out. Can you imagine how much it’s been vetted and sanitized?
  5. Here’s some new technology that will help people with hearing aids enjoy music more.
  6. Here’s yet another Ebola awareness song. Hey, whatever it takes, right?
  7. Canadian artists (including The Constantines and Fucked Up) sign petition supporting women in the whole Jian Ghomeshi saga.
  8. After David Letterman retires, no more Darlene Love Christmas song performances on TV.
  9. If the Foo Fighters can perform for a week on Letterman, then why not Metallica on Craig Ferguson?
  10. That woman who embezzled from U2’s Adam Clayton? She lost her appeal.

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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