Random music news for Friday, January 24, 2020

Anyone watching the impeachment trial in the Senate? It’s the weirdest reality show around. Put that aside and let’s get into the music news for January 24, 2020.

  1. Not music related, but who doesn’t love a good cup of coffee?
  2. The people you can still reach using ham radio
  3. DJ Khaled is having trouble selling his Miami mansion.
  4. Meanwhile, Diddy’s Park Avenue mansion sold at a deep discount.
  5. Apple looks ready to produce original podcasts to promote material on Apple TV+.
  6. We now know what killed rapper Juice WRLD: oxy and codeine.
  7. After decades of living in the United States, Neil Young is finally an American citizen.
  8. Rod Stewart and his son have pleaded not guilty to charges of assault.
  9. Here’s some Grammy trivia (if that sort of thing matters to you.)
  10. And if you care about the Grammys, here are some Canadians to watch.
  11. Got a sweaty cell phone? Help may be on the way.
  12. Iran sent this guy to prison for making music. He says that won’t stop him.
  13. These “magic gloves” helped this Brazilian pianist play again.
  14. The mummy speaks!
  15. Yep, Josh Klinghoffer was fired from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But he’s okay with that.

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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