Random Music News for Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A sign that summer is starting to wane: the church down the street has begun is annual vacation bible school. Uh-oh. And now, the music news…

  1. Are you drowning in a sea of information? You’re not alone.
  2. Meet China’s most patriotic rapper.
  3. President Kanye West: Better or worse than Trump?
  4. Kesha has dropped her lawsuit against Dr. Luke in California but continues on in New York.
  5. Here’s a list of the 20 best movie soundtracks of all time.
  6. Classic rock and politics: Things can get weird very quickly.
  7. So about that supposed upcoming new album from U2… (Via Larry)
  8. If you helped leak Twenty One Pilots’ “Heathens” from the Suicide Squad soundtrack, they’re annoyed at you.
  9. In fact, Reddit has been subpoenaed to find the leaker.
  10. Three people are dead after a summer music festival in California.
  11. Apple has now sold over 1 billion iPhones.
  12. Kraftwerk has just issued some glow-in-the-dark vinyl.

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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