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Published on January 11th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, January 11, 2016

I’ve been summoned to see if I’m suitable for jury duty today. (It was supposed to be last week but they postponed selection until today). Wish me luck. And now, some music news.

  1. The Cincinnati Zoo named this baby penguin “Bowie” when it was born on Friday, Bowie’s birthday. It’s now the most famously-named penguin in the world.
  2. Here’s a short summary of what happened at Lemmy’s memorial service at The Rainbow on Saturday.
  3. Alanis Morissette is now writing an advice column. She’ll tell you what you oughta know. Obviously.
  4. While it’s great that Technics is bringing back the SL-1200 turntable, are they really going to sell it for $4,000 USD? Seriously?
  5. So, wait: Is Guns ‘N Roses working on new material with Izzy Stradlin?
  6. Randy Blythe of Land of God is working on a sci-fi novel.
  7. Apple Music now claims 10 million paid subscribers.
  8. Scalpers are making a killer on the sales of Adele tickets.
  9. Well, that was awkward, eh, Prime Minister Cameron?
  10. Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scanlin has moved further down Scott Stapp Road. (Via Tom)
  11. We have a problem–maybe–with the dates of Mozart’s symphonies.
  12. A trend I can get behind: clubs are increasing the quality of their sound instead of just the volume.
  13. Is the future of rock Spanish?
  14. Adele’s 25 is #1 again. Yawn.
  15. Golden Globe highlight: a song about Spanx.



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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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