Random Music News for Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Off to Montreal for the M for Montreal festival. I will report back.

  1. Billie Joe Armstrong has landed a movie role in a film called Geezer.
  2. It looks like we’re getting a new live Depeche Mode album. (Via Hector)
  3. Seventeen great Dave Grohl quotes. (Via Bobby)
  4. The Foo Fighters have announced their 2015 summer tour. That should warm your heart. A little, anyway.
  5. A crowdsourcing campaign to help Bono pay for his medical bills? Oh, I get it…
  6. Billy Bragg and Taylor Swift don’t see eye-to-eye over Spotify. Interesting.
  7. Hey, 90s kids: there are rumours of a Ride reunion.
  8. Well, that Band Aid 30 single is selling well.
  9. Billy Corgan is no longer associated with Resistance Pro Wrestling.
  10. Courtney Love and the story of the nose job. Old news, yes, but she’s told the story.
  11. Did you catch Metallica on Craig Ferguson? (Via Tom)

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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