Random Music News for Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I have ants digging in my backyard patio. They must die. And now, the music news.

  1. Here’s how a to build a radio out of a pizza. No, I’m not high.
  2. Terrestrial radio versus digital sources: There’s a lot of pressure on regular radio–in the US, anyway.
  3. Here’s a cool music-making device for anyone who has a couple of kids.
  4. A new Metallica album this year? It’s looking more like it.
  5. Police are treating this attack on a Goth girl as a hate crime.
  6. Here’s some interesting “lost” footage of Elvis. (Tom)
  7. I had no idea that comedian Phil Hartman also designed album covers. (Tom again)
  8. Katy Perry–who has more Twitter followers than anyone–has had her account hacked.
  9. You’ve always got time to read about a talking dog, right?
  10. Wildfires threaten this festival
  11. …while four were stabbed at this one.

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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