Random music news for Monday, February 25, 2019

Happy birthday George Harrison! He would have turned 76 today. As for music news on February 25…

  1. R Kelly’s bail was set at $1 million. He couldn’t raise it immediately so he spent the night in jail.
  2. And then another.
  3. And get this: It’s alleged he picked up an underage victim at his child porn trial.
  4. Peter Frampton is going to retire from touring after this year because of a degenerative muscle disease.
  5. Laura Branigan’s 1982 song, “Gloria,” is a hit again and people keep asking her to perform it. Trouble is she’s been dead since 2004.
  6. How big is hip-hop? This university in India is now offering a course in it.
  7. Taylor Swift crashed a wedding to do a little singing.
  8. You know the story about how Donna Summer died from breathing the dust of 9/11? No, it was straight smoking of cigarettes.
  9. This is great: a history of music in space.
  10. “David Bowie masterminded ‘the biggest art hoax in history.'” What? Huh? Wow.
  11. Want to see what the original, original, ORIGINAL web browser looked like? Go here.
  12. Does shortwave radio have a future?

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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