Random Music News for Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It’s National Grouch Day in the US. You’ve been warned. I’m grouchy because there was a brute force attack against this website which saw me locked out for almost 24 hours.

  1. The Foo Fighters will add a live streaming concert on Facebook to their premiere of Sonic Highways on HBO on Friday.
  2. It’s gonna be a Bill Murray Christmas carol Christmas!
  3. Can changing your voice change your life?
  4. On that topic, how should Shakespeare really sound?
  5. Remember Days of the New? Their singer, Travis Meeks, is screwed.
  6. Stream the new Primus album from the New York Times. Wait–what? (Thanks to Michael)
  7. A founding member of Black Flag has been accused of child abuse.
  8. Here’s an interesting read on the birth of hip hop in Japan.
  9. On a semi-related note, this LA Times article talks about bringing Chinese rock to North America.

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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