Random music news for Friday, January 10, 2020

After spending the week at CES in Las Vegas, I found myself annoyed at having to deal with pennies and dollar bills. I don’t miss them at all. On to music new for January 10,2020.

  1. If you’re hoping to have a smart home where all the gear talks to each other regardless of make or model, there’s very good news.
  2. It appears at the My Chemical Romance reunion is going to be very profitable.
  3. David Lee Roth says that Eddie Van Halen is “not doing well.”
  4. Dolly Parton: “Do not listen to this new music until I’m dead.”
  5. The Katy Perry “Dark Horse” copyright infringement trial continues. I really hope she wins.
  6. There’s a new update to Bluetooth technology. This should make connecting devices much better.
  7. Coldplay now looks at themselves as a “service.”
  8. Are you a Pink Floyd fan? Try this.
  9. Spotify has a problem with some Nazi-themed playlists.
  10. Cool: The Ongoing History of New Music has been nominated for a Canadian Podcast Award!
  11. It’s not just all K-pop in in South Korea. There’s a metal scene, too.
  12. Tom DeLonge has sold his copyright to the songs he wrote for Blink-182. Is this to fund his UFO research?

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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