Random Music News for Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Damn you, polar vortex!

  1. Bono has some good things to say about streaming.
  2. You know how some say Thom Yorke made $20 million on his BitTorrent album? Well, probably not.
  3. Lamb of God fan sues over spinal injuries suffered at a gig.
  4. Will 2015 be The Year of Pono?
  5. Do rental cars infringe on music copyright laws? How is that even possible?
  6. Ladies and gentlemen, appearing this year at Glastonbury:  The Dalai Lama!
  7. A two year-old (NOT a typo) Bob Marley impersonator.
  8. Cameron Diaz married Benji Madden of Good Charlotte yesterday…
  9. …and Slash’s estranged wife wants half his money.
  10. Does your kid like Frozen this much?
  11. Nick Cave now has his own skateboard deck. You heard me.
  12. Fifty predictions for the world of metal for 2015.
  13. From CES:  Sony has put a speaker inside a WiFi-connected light bulb.
  14. Watch Courtney Love’s opera debut. Okay, it’s not traditional opera, but it’s certainly different from anything she’s done before.

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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