Published on September 8th, 2017 | by Alan Cross1
Random Music News for Friday, September 8, 2017
As I write this, I’m somewhere between Toronto and Tapei, heading for a music conference in Singapore. I’ll report back. Promise. And now, the music news from 35,000 feet on September 8, 2017.
- Here’s a Foo Fighters teaser for an animated film called The Making of Concrete and Gold. The whole thing will be out next Friday along with the album.
- The BBC is working on an “interactive drama” that will involve using Google Home and Alexa smart speakers.
- Want more Facebook followers? Be more opinionated.
- Here’s another prediction that blockchain technology is going to disrupt the music business very, very soon.
- Apple Music now pays 55% of its revenues to music licensing deals.
- Smiths fans: Here’s an unreleased live song recorded in Boston.
- Liam Gallagher has run into some major fan problems with ticket touts.
- Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas has co-written a sci-fi book called WaR: Wizards and Robots. It’ll be out in January.
- Interesting: Spotify has partnered with Hulu in the US. What could this mean?
- U2 went out for a slice of pizza in NY and caused a bit of a scene.
- Some people in Detroit want a Kid Rock shows canceled. Here’s why.
- If you’ve ever picked up an electric guitar, you’re probably want to see this film honouring Les Paul.
- Sinead O’Connor will be on Dr. Phil next week.
- Are you a red-haired man having more sex lately? You can thank Ed Sheeran, apparently.
- Here’s a wild fact: The seventh season of Game of Thrones has been pirated over a billion times. That means one-seventh of the planet stole the show.
- A British millionaire is having a feud with his lesbian neighbours over a noisy rooster, so he keeps blasting songs about men at them. If you want to unpack that story for jokes, go right ahead.