Published on April 18th, 2015 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Saturday, April 18, 2015
It’s Record Store Day! Remember: the idea isn’t necessarily to buy anything. The important thing is that you visit your local record store(s) and just hang out for a while, communing with like-minded people.
- Beethoven’s deafness was apparently caused by a faulty gene. Do some rock stars suffer from the same thing?
- Here’s more audio of U2 rehearsing for their world tour in Vancouver. (Via Larry)
- This is a list of the top 30 12-string guitar songs of all time. Anything to add? (Via Tom)
- The truth (well, maybe not) LA’s weirdest band, Mac Sabbath. It’s a Black Sabbath cover band populated by McDonalds characters. They call it “drive-through metal.”
- Speaking of Black Sabbath, I wouldn’t expect Bill Ward to rejoin the group anytime soon.
- This an example of literally “living the dream.” (Via Tom again)
- David Bowie turned down an knighthood.
- Dave Grohl tells the story of the first Foo Fighters show.
- The proof is irrefutable: Madonna is a pop star vampire. (Via Tom yet again)
- I hope this guy didn’t pay too much for this t-shirt. (Via guess who?)
- On a related topic–sort of–Gene Simmons’ daughter is now working as a designer.
- Here’s a photo look at Jimi Hendrix back in 1967 when he was living in London,
- Prepping for summer: a list of heatwave songs.
- How a former music writer became Barack Obama’s social secretary. See? There’s a future in music journalism!
- Elton John moves out, Britney Spears moves in. Fun with Las Vegas real estate!