Random music news for Friday, January 31, 2020

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  1. The Strokes, Bon Iver, and Vampire Weekend are playing Bernie Sanders rallies.
  2. The US government is REALLY going after Live Nation and Ticketmaster.
  3. The 100 Club, one of the most famous venues in London, has been saved.
  4. Black Sabbath has announced “completely in the dark” listening parties. And it’s just like it sounds.
  5. Ozzy seems to be coming to terms with death.
  6. Looking for a place with Rolling Stones DNA? Try this.
  7. What does Madonna have in common with Jack White? This.
  8. Scotland has a lot of VERY angry Slipknot fans after dozens of cell phones were stolen at a gig.
  9. And the same sort of thing happened at a Sum 41 show in Amsterdam.
  10. These vandals really did a number on Billy Joel’s place on Long Island.
  11. Well, that’s a new use for Dolly Parton.
  12. Well, this throws a wrench into the whole narrative behind Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska album.
  13. The New Pornographers have engaged in an interesting bit of self-censorship. Because won’t someone please think of the children, right?
  14. Dance, dude. DANCE!
  15. Stop, dudes, STOP!

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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