Published on September 14th, 2016 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Here at the music conference in Singapore, I just ran into the guy who helped put together Babymetal. I just had to shake his hand. I was in awe. And in real music news…
- If you’ve ever wondered why radio stations play the same songs over and over again, go here.
- Seymour Stein, the founder of Sire Records (he signed the Ramones, Talking Heads and Madonna plus brought Depeche Mode, the Pretenders and the Smiths to North America), is working on a memoir tentatively called Shellac in my Veins. (Via Seymour hisself who talked about it here in Singapore. )
- Five predictions in songs that came true–and five that didn’t.
- David Bowie’s ashes were NOT scattered at Burning Man. Funny, but that makes me feel better.
- Bono still thinks the world needs more Canada. He’s after Justin Trudeau to make it happen.
- The Red Hot Chili Peppers will play at the LA Memorial Coliseum on Sunday to welcome the Rams back to LA.
- And speaking of football, Lady Gaga is apparently in talks to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show.
- And speaking of Lady Gaga, Josh Homme appears on her new album. The new single, in fact.
- Madness has paid tribute to their late mentor, Prince Buster.
- South Park has been around for 20 years now. Here’s a look at some of their best celebrity parodies, musical and otherwise.
- Jay Z’s Tidal is not doing well. It lost $2 million last month. Then again, all of the streaming music services are losing money.
- Comparing Radiohead’s 9/11 concerts, fifteen years apart.
- “Stockpiles of child porn” at Michael Jackson’s place? A “sex abuse operation?” And it was covered up?
- Twitter’s new longer tweets will debut September 19.
- In Sweden, home of Spotify, music sales are up by 8.6% so far this year.
- Are you interested in the history of gangsta rap? Then check out this book excerpt.