Random Music News for Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year! And there’s almost NOTHING going on today. But I will endeavour to provide at least some music news.

  1. Along with an alleged return of Guns ‘N Roses, this year’s Coachella will also see a return of LCD Soundsystem.
  2. Honky Chateau, a once-famous recording studio of the 1970s used by Bowe, Elton John Pink Floyd and others, has reopened.
  3. Kanye West dropped a new song just before midnight. Listen here.
  4. Some rappers made some big bucks performing NYE gigs.
  5. Kings of Leon hope to release a new album this year.
  6. One of Amazon’s best-selling audio products in 2015 was a turntable.
  7. Here are 25 reasons why Drake dominated in 2015.
  8. Frequent contributor Andrew Epstein offers this Top 5 list of albums and comics for 2015.

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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