Random Music News for Thursday, September 8, 2016

Happy 50th anniversary, Star Trek! It was on this day in 1966 that the first show appeared on NBC. The episode was called “The Man Trap.” And now, some music news…

  1. This is quite cool: an interactive timeline of Jack White’s career.
  2. Interesting: What it’s like to work at SoundCloud. (Via Bobby)
  3. Soundgarden will soon re-release two albums on vinyl: Louder Than Love (1989) and Down on the Upside (1996).
  4. Well, this is one way to convert ticket to vinyl.
  5. The dress Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang “Happy Birthday” to JFK is for sale.
  6. I guess this is news: Frances Bean Cobain has released her “first public mixtape.”
  7. Thom Yorke says he’s tired of releasing music in weird ways.
  8. Now THIS is a Daft Punk helmet! (Via Greggory)
  9. They’re not Public Enemy dolls. They’re PE action figures.
  10. Word is that streaming music services now have 100 million paying customers.

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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