Random Music News for Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I feel bad for Oakland Raiders fans who live in Oakland. How much abuse can a fan base take? And now, the music news.

  1. Queens of the Stone Age have finished their new record.
  2. You think you’re a record collector? THIS is a record collector. (Via Warren)
  3. Modern English has had to cancel the rest of their tour after their guitarist required emergency surgery.
  4. A George Michael painting sold for $600,000 at a charity auction.
  5. This woman was asked to turn down her favourite Ed Sheeran song or go to jail. She chose jail.
  6. UK police are being accused of using “racist” tactics in a sting operation involving musicians.
  7. Is Adele done with touring? Maybe.
  8. I recently did this interview about careers in the media industry.
  9. Bad sushi killed a Drake gig.
  10. It’s almost time for Dave Grohl’s mom to release her book about rock star moms;
  11. The GWAR comic cometh!
  12. Each member of One Direction is now worth £50 million. Just sayin’.
  13. Wanna buy one of John Lennon’s old Beatle suits? It’ll cost you.
  14. In a thrash band? You might want to avoid touring Indonesia.

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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