Random Music News for Thursday, October 6, 2016

One more sleep until the long weekend. Hang in there. And now, some music news.

  1. Well, this is awkward. Ewan and Shamus Curry of The Sheepdogs have a new project called BROS (pronounced with a long “o”). Now the awful British pop band from the 90s called Bros (pronounced with a short “o”) has decided to reform.
  2. Russia is not happy with Robbie Williams. Here’s why.
  3. Prince’s Paisley Park complex may be closed to the public for a little longer because they still have to work out some zoning situations.
  4. Recording the chatty fish of Britain. Yes, loquacious fish.
  5. If you’re ever in LA and you love guitars, maybe you should visit the new headquarters of Fender in Hollywood. (Via Peter)
  6. Interesting for marketing people: “Building your sonic brand.”
  7. The Rolling Stones played a surprise show for 1200 truckers in Las Vegas.
  8. Don’t give up hope on Brian Johnson, AC/DC Fans…
  9. Someone has heard some new Tool music and says it’s their “best ever.”
  10. Good to see the Headstones working on some new stuff. (Via Larry)
  11. “Oldchella” (i.e. the Desert Trip shows) people burned by scalpers.
  12. Is Daft Punk thinking of touring? Apparently.
  13. The music industry is experiencing a serious brain drain as the best and brightest head for the tech industry.
  14. Shazam lost a whack of money last year.
  15. Lol Tolhurst talks about growing up with Robert Smith and the Cure.
  16. Jared Leto is just plain weird.
  17. Bob Marley’s kid is turning a prison into a cannabis farm. How’s that for turnabout?

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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