Random Music News for Thursday, September 25, 2014

In 1974, the first-ever Tommy John surgery (a now-common medical career-saving procedure performed on pitchers) was performed on, er, Tommy John.

  1. Metallica plans to release another version of Some Kind of Monster because the original edition was apparently not long or whiney enough.
  2. Preview the new Pink Floyd album, The Endless River, here.
  3. A former Premier League striker denies killing his rapper friend in a “human sacrifice ritual.”
  4. The fountains of the Bellagio in Las Vegas now dance to Tiesto.
  5. Rumour: Apple may have something planned for Beats Music by February.
  6. One of Kurt Cobain’s favourite bands, The Vaselines, is streaming their new album here. (Thanks to Greggory for the link.)
  7. Pioneer Electronics has sold its DJ gear division to a private equity firm for more than half a billion dollars.
  8. It’s official:  poor health has forced Malcolm Young to retire from AC/DC.
  9. Still with AC/DC, the first song from the new album, Rock or Bust, will premier on Turner Sports MLB coverage. The song is called “Play Ball.” The whole album will be available December 2.
  10. CBGB lives! Well, as a global brand, anyway. That legacy and those t-shirts are worth big, big dollars.
  11. Bieber busts an eardrum while cliff diving. Now he he needs surgery.
  12. It was just a matter of time before Rod Stewart got sued for doing this.
  13. The guy who built my fireplace mantle is now building guitars for Rush. Yay, Garren!


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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