Published on February 12th, 2016 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Friday, February 12, 2016
Gravity waves? Einstein was right again. That makes music news a little less, well, universe-shattering. Still…
- Here’s a great story on what it was like to rock in the Soviet Union. (“In the Soviet Union, the party finds you!”)
- This is a cool look inside Capitol Records’ recording studio in LA via Periscope.
- Interesting: a record label has opened a record store. Kinda like what Jack White did, huh?
- This composer creates music just to soothe cats.
- April Wine leader Miles Goodwyn is working on his memoirs for Harper Collins. (April Wine was a longtime guilty pleasure of mine.)
- A Richmond Hill, Ontario, man is up for a Grammy Monday for best historical album.
- Gwen Stefani has another solo album, so the rest of No Doubt has formed a new group with the singer from AFI.
- A 50th anniversary Woodstock show? It’s in the works for 2019.
- Barry Manilow (he’s 72) is not well. He’s back in hospital.
- Bruce Springsteen agreed to write a memoir. Look for the book September 27.
- MTV is trying really, really hard to reboot MTV News.
- Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson is a really nice guy. He flew an endangered turtle to Spain. You read that right. (Via Tom)
- Pandora, the Internet radio service that Canadians can’t get (and the company that bought and then folded Rdio), is apparently looking for a buyer. Who would buy them? Hey, it brought in $1.16 billion last year.
- The Bataclan, scene of that horrible massacre back on November 13, is being renovated.