Random Music News for Wednesday, September 24, 2014

If you have any kind of Honda, wish it a happy birthday. The company that made it was born on this day in 1948.

  1. Cannibal Corpse is having issues getting permission to tour Russia because they’re “blasphemous.” Que?
  2. Blondie is celebrating their 40th anniversary with an art show.
  3. Nickelback’s new album, No Fixed Address, will be out November 18. Want to hear the second single?
  4. If you’re a fan of Spider-Man, then you’ll be impressed by what this Texas band has done.
  5. Bono on how streaming will save the music universe. And apparently Songs of Innocence has hit 77 million downloads.
  6. A recent lawsuit result in the US will have major implications on music made before 1972.
  7. Hear about the murder victim who had been impersonating the (dead) member of a Canadian rock group?
  8. Here’s Phil Spector’s mug shot. Not pretty without the wig.
  9. Barbra Streisand just made music history.

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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