Published on December 10th, 2014 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Wednesday, December 10, 2014
It was my sister’s birthday. I forgot. But I did send a present.
- Big-time (well, formerly big-time) US has been extradited from the US to face $300 in fraud charges.
- Side One Dummy has launch a subscription-based vinyl club.
- The new Smashing Pumpkins album got a decent review from Billboard.
- Should you feel the need to review the year in pop music, go here and here.
- I’m not entirely sure we need this Iron Maiden tribute album. (Via Tom)
- Interesting video: the life of a female busker in Germany.
- Dave Grohl’s Sonic Highways “exit interview.”
- So what happened in music tech in 2014? Not much, actually. Not nothing got messed up, either.
- Slipknot’s old (and fired) drummer has topped a new drummers’ poll.
- You gotta feel bad for the cop who ended up shooting Dimebag Darryl’s killer.
- Arcade Fire’s Will Butler has announced his solo tour. He’ll play Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern on this swing.
- Australia’s Album Prize (the equivalent of our Polaris Music Prize) has released its Long List.
- Jay Z is being sued over a one-syllable sample. ONE SYLLABLE.
- The Pirate Bay was raided in Sweden and taken offline. No matter because it’s setting up in Costa Rica.Whack-a-Mole!
- The Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck will premiere at Sundance.
- Inside the making of Prince’s Purple Rain.