Random Music News for Wednesday, October 7, 2014

Still at the Sunset Marquis in Hollywood. I haven’t seen any rock stars yet.

  1. Stream the new OK Go album, Hungry Ghosts. What kind of videos do they have in store for us this time? (Via Greggory)
  2. Sales of vinyl in the UK are already higher than all of last year’s totals. Thank the Arctic Monkeys and Led Zeppelin for this.
  3. Why you shouldn’t sing and skate. But the dude didn’t miss a note of “O Canada.”
  4. Apple is looking to renegotiate streaming music rates in order to make things more affordable for consumers. This isn’t going to go over well with the industry.
  5. This would be cool to see: Jimmy Page, interviewed by Chris Cornell.
  6. Did we miss a genius J-Pop album ten years ago?
  7. Expect a lot of big-name artists to releases covers albums this fall.
  8. Take a look at this big BBC music initiative. And yeah, Dave Grohl is involved. Of COURSE he is.
  9. Why would anyone spend $37,000 on Willie Nelson’s braids? Can you smoke them?
  10. Sinead O’Connor is writing her memoirs. This should be good.

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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