Random Music News for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Don’t let this stuff slip past you.

  1. Remember that lawsuit between the Beastie Boys and Goldiebox over the use of “Girls?” It’s been settled.
  2. Buskers are going to want to look at this new portable amp from Roland called the Cube Street EX with its 20 hours of battery life.
  3. Yesterday’s story about Courtney Love’s help in searching for Malaysian Airlines MH370 has spread worldwide. It was even picked up by The Telegraph.
  4. Hey, 90s kids! Veruca Salt is back in its original form.  New music coming next month.
  5. It’s now almost impossible to get a band to perform at a marine theme park because of animal cruelty allegations.
  6. Digital music sales in Japan have dropped by 23%–but this has nothing to do with streaming music services.
  7. The NFL is suing M.I.A. for $16.6 million for flipping off the Super Bowl audience.
  8. More thoughts on Apple’s CarPlay technology.
  9. Lighten your day with Jennifer Lawrence’s extended lip-sync performance of Santana’s “Evil Ways.”
  10. NASCAR entrance music.


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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