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Published on February 4th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, February 4, 2019

Today is Facebook’s 15th birthday. In music news for February 4, 2019…

  1. Why is this music festival sending out invitations using potatoes? You heard me.
  2. A coffee table book from Tool’s Danny Carey? Yes.
  3. The Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Snoop Dogg re: bud. This is…weird. (Via Tom)
  4. For the first time in its existence, Rolling Stone magazine is not owned in whole or in part by Jann Wenner.
  5. Why would Michael Lang want to stage another Woodstock festival? He explains himself here.
  6. The 40 best song lyrics ever. Discuss.
  7. “The music industry is fighting for its analogue soul.” Discuss.
  8. Who has won the most Grammy awards? Nope. You’ll never guess.
  9. Fun with Photoshop: Artists pictured with their younger selves.
  10. Want to get into entertainment writing? Better read this first.
  11. More on the massive Roxodus Festival coming to Ontario in July. (Via, er, me.)
  12. Amazon’s Alexa was a hit over Christmas. “The Echo Dot was the best-selling album across all products on Amazon globally.” More here.
  13. This album was made on a Sega Genesis. Want it? You can get it on a Sega cartridge.
  14. Beyonce and Jay-Z are offering free tickets for life to one fan who will vow to go vegetarian.
  15. All five Best Songs will be performed on the Oscars after all. Doesn’t matter because the show will still be four excruciating hours.
  16. Did you ever form a band for any of these reasons?
  17. If you’re a fan of Joe Strummer and The Clash, you need to listen to this. (Via Stephen)
  18. A Buddy Holly fan? Read this.
  19. The starts of the classic 1979 movie Quadrophenia reunited for the fortieth anniversary of its release.
  20. Speaking of fortieth anniversaries, we can look at the birth of hip-hop, too.
  21. Five myths of rock’n’roll. Please discuss.
  22. Imagine if news like this broke today.
  23. An “ice orchestra?”
  24. Next time you get into an Uber or Lyft, the driver might push some music on you. Here’s why.
  25. Ariana Grande should probably take this offer of a laser tattoo removal.



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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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