Random Music for Saturday, October 25, 2014

Katy Perry turns 30 today.

  1. A fan of the Flaming Lips? They have big Pledgemusic thing happening with their Beatles covers project.
  2. Into Bruce Cockburn? Check out this massive box set called Rumours of Glory.
  3. This is a good story: How Prince unraveled after the success of Purple Rain.
  4. Well, this is awkward. An Ebola patient went to a music festival in New York City.
  5. What’s this? A tease from Tool about a new album?
  6. Shakira has a line of baby toys?
  7. Courtney Love has a bet with Dave Grohl over strippers. Yes, strippers.
  8. Ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo is also an artist? Yep. (Via Tom)
  9. It looks like the new Slipknot album is heading for a #1 debut in America next week.

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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