Random music news for Friday, January 21, 2022

The science is in: Farts can make you go blind. Now that you’ve got that in your head, here’s some music news for January 21, 2022.

  1. The American radio payola scandal, take 1,448.
  2. More than fifty years after Jimi Hendrix died, his estate is at war with the estates of his Experience bandmates, Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell.
  3. Wait: There’s a CD revival now?
  4. If you’re a Bowie fan, you should probably take a look at this. (Via Sean)
  5. Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard’s sex assault trial will finally go ahead in May. The arrest and charge happened in 2018.
  6. Britney Spears’ father is a real piece of work. Look at this. And this.
  7. A Czech singer has died after catching COVID on purpose.
  8. A Toronto bar is opening a heated patio/live music venue this weekend. Yes, it’s still January.
  9. Cardi B has made a very nice gesture to the families who lost loved ones in a terrible fire.
  10. Robbie Williams is selling off three of his Banksy. (Via Sean)
  11. Taylor Swift has been named the first global ambassador of Record Store Day.
  12. Why don’t enough people seem to be interested in higher-quality audio?
  13. Interesting: The 100 most lost songs of the 90s.
  14. This what you can buy if you sell your song catalogue for big dollars.
  15. Google is building their own AI headset.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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