Random Music News for Wednesday, September 7, 2016

I haven’t had a first day of school in a long, long time but you never get over that feeling of foreboding and dread, do you? And now, some music news…

  1. Here’s another good assessment of the state of terrestrial radio.
  2. This isn’t good: the music conservatory at Mount Royal University could be shut down.
  3. Bell Media has announced plans to create a musical based on the music of Meat Loaf. Can’t wait for the “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” sequence.
  4. Every year of a punk duo called The Soap Girls? They had buckets of blood thrown at them.
  5. Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour wants to pull down a 122 year-old bath house. Outrage incurs.
  6. Another look at the ingenious way records were bootlegged back in the USSR. (Via Julia)
  7. Speaking of being back in the USSR, check out this photo gallery.
  8. Motley Crue is being sued by people who provided them some merch for their last tour.
  9. Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming Oasis documentary called Supersonic.
  10. About that ruined Justin Bieber sand sculpture: “Sorry.”
  11. Canadian albums sales are now sitting 20.9% below where they were at this time last year.
  12. As part of his conviction for embezzlement, this guy has been ordered to sell his 20,000 CDs.

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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