Random Music News for Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On this day in 1892, American pianist, drummer and clarinet player Dink Johnson was born. Yes, his name was “Dink.”

  1. Here’s a slightly different  take on Band-Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas.” It’s a little less, er, sentimental than the original.
  2. Led Zeppelin has released a video for “Rock and Roll” 43 years after they recorded the song.
  3. Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin have broken up. You don’t think it had anything to do with those Fappening pictures, do you?
  4. This Pet Shop Boys song was voted the best cover song EVER. By who?
  5. What happens to all those boys after Taylor Swift wrote a song about them?
  6. This warms my heart: Dean Wareham and Luna are reuniting.
  7. Johnny Cash’s son had an incident at the airport in Deer Lake, Newfoundland. For some reason, he decided to strip down to his underwear.
  8. Will Taylor Swift sell a million copies of her 1989 album in its first week?  It’ll be close.
  9. Hamilton band Big Star Baby pays tribute to Nathan Cirillo with a song called “Thank You.” Proceeds to veterans and military families through Soldier On and the Yellow Ribbon Campaign.
  10. Here’s another example of how Apple’s CarPlay is being used in vehicles.

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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