Random music news for Saturday, August 4, 2018

Random music news for Saturday, August 4, 2018
Fitness. Never thought of this, really: What effect will technology have on comedy? Rush’s Geddy Lee has a new book coming out on his extensive and amazing collection of bass guitars. The Billboard Hot 100 turned 60. The Seattle Mariners are going to hold an Alice In Chains night. If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap. If you’ve noticed the music in HBO’s Sharp Objects, read this. Start here. If you’re a fan of Nine Inch Nails, here’s an excellent interview with Trent Reznor. Looking for some good music books to read? “Zombie Boy,” the Canadian model made famous in Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” video, was found dead at his home in Montreal this week. An Australian drummer has been found guilty in an ax attack. I’m trying not to remember that this is the third of our four summer long weekends and that Labour Day is just a month off. Time for another cocktail, I think. Sort of. Sub Pop now has its own plane. The drummer of Good Charlotte is unloading this place. You read that correctly. Reports say it was suicide. Australia is debating music content rules on the radio. Now some music news for August 4, 2018. The hot new revenue stream for music? Usher is selling this mansion. Here’s a conundrum: Streaming hurts music sales, yet piracy boosts concert attendance. The new Microsoft Surface looks pretty good. Buh-bye Musical.ly. A long weekend here in Canada. Here’s a little history. We’re going to need a bigger boat. And the guy who did the music for Friends wants out of here. It’s being merged into a bigger company. If you don’t want an iPad…
Super producer Max Martin now has a musical. Unlike Canada’s 35%, Australian stations only have to reach 25%. Here are my weekly music recommendations for Global News.