Random music news for Friday, January 7, 2022

Imagine what happens when this woman gets asked for ID. As you’re pondering that, here’s music news for January 7, 2022.

  1. Kanye is now bringing a photographer on his dates? Apparently.
  2. These were Eddie Van Halen’s final words.
  3. The Father of Hardcore is offering the Gift of Music. Nice.
  4. Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard’s sex assault trial has been postponed again because of COVID. These charges have been hanging around since 2018.
  5. This Canadian recording studio has now been around for 50 years. Happy birthday, Kensington Sound.
  6. A Slade reunion this year? It’s definitely possible.
  7. This company wants to make speakers even flatter.
  8. Google screens are coming to Volvo vehicles.
  9. The US Government has shared some photos of the infamous Once Upon a Time in Shaolin album by Wu-Tang Clan.
  10. There’s a new trailer for the upcoming Tommy Lee/Pamela Anderson biopic.
  11. Ted Gardener, one of the co-founders of Lollapalooza, has died at age 74.
  12. John Mayer has tested positive for COVID. He’s out of a bunch of Dead and Co. shows.
  13. Here’s a different end-of-the-year best-of list. (Via Walter)

BONUS: Yeah, but do they remember where they’ve been?

BONUS BONUS: Looking for a smart bathtub?

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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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