Random Music News for Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Still in Dublin. Why didn’t anyone tell me there were THIS MANY Irish whiskeys to taste? This is taking a while, but I think I’m up to it.

  1. Tool and Motorhead are working on albums in the same studio facility. Could this result is something interesting?
  2. Cradle of Film has annoyed New Zealand with one of their concert t-shirts. I think I understand why.
  3. How China’s mobile providers are making it very, very hard for the Chinese music industry.
  4. Want to buy Jennifer Lopez’s California mansion? It’s for sale for $17 million.
  5. Lady Gaga is now engaged to actor Taylor Kinney.
  6. Anyone want to buy raw, unedited recordings of the Beatles playing in Hamburg in 1962? They’re up for auction.
  7. This streaming music service is offering artists a 30% cut of the company.
  8. Oh. So that’s what Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley is doing this days.
  9. A map of the noisiest places in the USA.
  10. Who will be Canada’s next big band? Chill magazine tries to predict the future.
  11. Justin Bieber just filmed a Fiat commercial with Tom Hanks.
  12. It’s my funeral and I’ll cry if I want to. Leslie Gore dead at 68.
  13. The official royal piano tuner can’t play the piano.
  14. Paul McCartney was a victim in a song royalty scam.
  15. Here’s a nice oral history of the glory days of CBGB.

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.

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