Random Music New for Friday, January 23, 2015

A little over a week and we can put January in the rear view mirror. And we can handle February, right?

  1. Your halftime entertainment for the NBA All-Star Game will be Ariana Grande.
  2. Nominations are open for the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, which will be given out in May at the annual Canadian Music Week Gala. Go here for more info.
  3. Does this Adele/Lady Gaga selfie mean there’s a collaboration in the works?
  4. A Ronnie James Dio musical? Yep.
  5. Jack White is getting his own baseball card.
  6. Apple’s secret anti-Christian agenda: “Hypnotically encased iMacs trick unsuspecting computer users into accepting Darwinism.” Huh?
  7. Marilyn Manson on Courtney Love. If you need to know more, click here.
  8. Damon Albarn is going all Alice in Wonderland on us now.
  9. Pharrell Williams is about to turn yellow. Yes, he’ll be on The Simpsons. There will be a hat joke, right?
  10. Dropping gas prices are turning out to be a real boon to tours.
  11. Because it’s Friday, you need a playlist that focuses on pubic hair. You heard me.
  12. Ed Sheeran crashed Top Gear‘s Reasonably Priced Car.
  13. Was he drunk again?
  14. Last year wasn’t good for the Australian music industry.
  15. Kim Kardashian must be pissed. Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein ad generated five times more social media activity than her bum shot in Paper.
  16. Rdio has expanded to another 24 countries.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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