Random Music News for Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I asked for a room at the Sunset Marquis and they ended up giving me a villa. I wonder how many rock stars have ODed in this bathroom? Notice the two rubber duckies on the tub.

Sunset Marquis bathroom

 

  1. Can you our prime minister rapping like the dude they have in charge in the UK?
  2. What do you think the best-selling album of 2014 so far? Yep. That one.
  3. Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has written his memoirs. Steven Tyler may not be happy with what’s in the book.
  4. The Foo Fighters get to be the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman for an entire week. Things start next Monday.
  5. Drake, Drake, Drake. Are these the kind of people who work for you?
  6. According to this list, top DJs make more money than Hollywood stars.
  7. What happened to Mariah Carey in Japan? What’s with the voice? (Via Tom)
  8. How to show off your record collection.
  9. Dave Mustaine’s mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has gone missing from her home in San Diego.
  10. War Child is auctioning off more really cool guitars.
  11. Want a physical copy of Thom Yorke’s new BitTorrent-distributed solo album? Go here.
  12. The same guy who scored Breaking Bad is going to write the music for the prequel, Better Call Saul.
  13. Glastonbury 2015 sold out in 26 minutes. And not a single band has been announced yet.
  14. Here’s a new tribute video to John Lennon.
  15. Drew Burns, the legendary former owner of the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, has died.

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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