Random Music News for Friday, February 19, 2016

I think we’ve passed Maximum February. Only a little more than a month to go until the first day of spring. And now, music news…

  1. ISIS beheaded a 15 year-old boy for listening to western music.
  2. After just one episode, HBO has already renewed Vinyl for a second season.
  3. Want to be in the next Beatles? Here are ten points to remember.
  4. There’s a White Zombie box set coming in the spring. This does my heart good.
  5. Adele didn’t feel so good after her Grammy performance that was marred by technical issues…
  6. …but she recovered well enough to do this on Ellen.
  7. Sheriff: Beyonce is “a threat to law enforcement.”
  8. What’s that hum coming from Apple’s secret lab?
  9. How many anti-Coldplay fans wish they could have done this?
  10. Christie Brinkley wants to make John Mellencamp husband #5.
  11. And you figure out which popular songs these Russian kids are singing?
  12. There are more domestic violence charges against Don McLean.
  13. There will be a special tribute to Bowie at Glastonbury.
  14. A new hip hop museum?
  15. Fun: 16 songs about science.
  16. Famous bands remember their horrible first gig.

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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