Random Music News for Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Dad’s birthday. Gotta call him today. And now, music news–which is admittedly sparse today.

  1. Ozzy seems to have gone missing after Sharon kicked him out of the house for cheating with the hairdresser.
  2. Canadian vinyl sales are still running 42% ahead of where they were at this time last year.
  3. It’s possible that we might eventually see eight unreleased songs from Alice in Chain’s Layne Stayley.
  4. Interesting post: “I tried living like DJ Khaled.”
  5. The flood of writing about the new Radiohead album has begun.
  6. Is this the world’s smallest synthesizer? It’s definitely a choking hazard.
  7. If you’ve ever used a Traynor amp or PA, raise a glass to Canadian Peter Traynor who recently passed away.
  8. My old radio compatriot Jeff Woods has a new book! Radio, Records & Rock Stars.
  9. When Apple releases their new version of Apple Music later this year, the Connect feature will be demoted.
  10. Interesting: Old-school pirate radio is on the rise.

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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