Random Music News for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I’m at the Hyatt Riot on the Sunset Strip. Foo Fighters interview today then off to the airport to fly to to London for Kate Bush Wednesday night.

  1. Okay, so Amazon sells more vinyl than Urban Outfitters. But UO is still the biggest bricks-and-mortar seller of vinyl.
  2. An update on Motorhead’s Motorboat cruise. (Via Tom)
  3. 80s rock stars then and now.
  4. Here’s a good article on the realities of music licensing.
  5. Scholars are sneaking in mentions of Bob Dylan in their academic works.
  6. You don’t want to be sued by Apple for claiming something about Beats headphones.
  7. Meanwhile, Universal is moving in a lawsuit against Grooveshark.
  8. Will Thom Yorke’s BitTorrent album be eligible for the charts? No, but when it comes out on vinyl
  9. HMV UK is now profitable after adopting the lessons learned by HMV Canada. Our HMV saved theirs.
  10. They’re NOT Slayer dolls, They’re Slayer ACTION FIGURES.
  11. Is a new Rancid album coming?
  12. One more Sabbath album and that’s it?

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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