Random Music News for a Thursday

There’s plenty of stuff happening today, although most of these items aren’t worth a full post.

1.  Alanis Morissette is suing her housekeeper for stealing her dog.

2. Watch for a hip hop mixtape based on Game of Thrones tomorrow.  Contributors include Wale, Big Boi and Common.

3. Someone made a documentary on Spandau Ballet?  Yep. It’ll debut at SXSW.  Watch the trailer here.

4.  Is Bowie writing some gospel music?  Could be.

5.  AC/DC’s Phil Rudd is in trouble over weed.

6. Paul Simon has an upcoming gig at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

7.  Anyone for an underwater concert?

8. Pioneer has some new DJ headphones.

9.  Thomas Dolby–the “Blinded Me With Science” guy–has been appointed professor at John Hopkins University.

10. Wealthy people are more musical.  Really?


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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.

2 thoughts on “Random Music News for a Thursday

  • March 7, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I hate to be the nitpicker (again), but it’s “Johns Hopkins”… not really grinding my teeth on this one, though, it’s a common and very understandable omission.


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