Random Music News for Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I was at the Polaris Music Prize Gala last night. I’m exhausted.

  1. Tony Fadell, the father of the original iPod, talks about the death of the iPod Classic.
  2. It’s not quite like The KLF burning a million quid, but it’s close.
  3. THIS would be cool: the Iggy Pop John Peel lecture.
  4. It’s not quite the same as tracking RHCP guitarists, but it’s still fun to read a history of Pearl Jam drummers.
  5. There’s some new music from Bowie coming in the form of a song called “Sue.”
  6. Speaking of Bowie, he apparently has a very healthy package.
  7. Steven Spielberg’s niece gets booted off The Voice in Israel.
  8. The rise and fall of five bands from the 90s. (Tom found this one.)
  9. The craziest band merch of all time.
  10. Did you hear about this Nirvana reunion? (Via Greggory)
  11. Bieber has apparently given up alcohol. Uh-huh… (Another one from Tom.)
  12. Bryan Ferry has a new album called Avonmore coming out November 17. Stream a sample here.
  13. If you have a video on YouTube, you can now see how it’s doing in real time.
  14. How Pulp Fiction changed soundtracks forever.

 

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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