Random Music News for Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Back in the home studio after a long (25 hours) ride home from Singapore. Severe, paralyzing jetlag in 3…2…1…

WAIT! Gotta do the music news first. I’ll collapse later.

  1. There is life after (and before, actually Hodor. And it’s very, very musical.
  2. Kelly Osbourne tweeted the phone number of her father’s alleged mistress, describing it as a route to a “cheap blowjob.”
  3. Wait: Paul McCartney didn’t like Wings? Really?
  4. Meanwhile, Macca will appear in a six-part VR series.
  5. Siri promises to smarten up to compete with Google and Amazon.
  6. Gavin Rossdale now has a $7.5 million bachelor pad in LA. Gwen got the house.
  7. Hey, 80s kids! Here’s a good article on Kristen Hersh of Throwing Muses.
  8. How a bad record deal can mess with your mental health.
  9. There’s a special 40th anniversary edition of the Ramones first album coming.
  10. Could someone please sample these cracking joint sounds and turn them into a song?
  11. And if you’re following the progress of the upcoming Brexit vote, get ready to cringe at this.
  12. If you’re a female teacher, your voice may be in danger.
  13. These look like some really cool earbuds.

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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