Random Music News for Monday, February 15, 2016

Depending on where you are, this might be a holiday. However, music news never takes a break.

  1. If there was any doubt that LCD Soundsystem was back, get rid of it. James Murphy has signed to Columbia Records.
  2. If the current iPhone is too big for you now, you’re in luck.
  3. Why the Beatles are still such a big deal in Liverpool. Hint: They’re still VERY good for business.
  4. Laugh at Coldplay’s Super Bowl performance if you want, but it helped get them another #1 album.
  5. The Rolling Stones are under armed guard in South America after one of their touring crew was shot dead.
  6. Here’s a hashtag you’ll see today: #GrammysSoWhite – especially if Earth Wind and Fire’s Maurice White is left out of the annual tribute.
  7. So THAT’S where my favourite metal jacket ended up? But how?
  8. How could Kanye be $53 million USD in debt? That’s what he says.
  9. What if Disney princesses sang their songs in their original languages? Then you’d have this.
  10. Hip hop gymnastics? Why not?
  11. The world’s most advanced robot piano: This is either super cool or super scary.

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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