Random music news for Monday, January 24, 2022

I was at Costco yesterday–wearing a mask, of course–when got a tickle in my nose and sneezed. From the looks of people around me, it was light I’d just pulled out an AR-15 and started shooting. I can’t wait until this is all over. Moving to music news for January 24, 2022…

  1. We need to watch this: Old music is killing new music.
  2. More and more musicians are choosing to release their own music. Here’s an explanation.
  3. Evan Rachel Wood takes on her ex Marilyn Manson in her new doc. “A Nazi house of horrors?
  4. Sending out a meatloaf recipe on the day Meat Loaf died probably wasn’t a good idea.
  5. The Weeknd is now the most popular artist on Spotify, moving past Justin Bieber. O Canada!
  6. An opera singer who blew through a Mar-O-Largo gate has been certified insane. No, really. Actually insane.
  7. There’s a revolt among Super Bowl dancers.
  8. The Wiggles for the win!
  9. There’s a new film coming on the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson.
  10. More than 25% of UK concerts in Q1 have been canceled because of COVID concert.
  11. Shock. The Fugees have canceled their reunion tour. I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you.
  12. Ozzy fans have been caught in a scam over his release of NFTs. It was an outside hack.
  13. Overwhelmed? Out of bandwidth? You’re not alone.
  14. Ryerson University is offering a course on Drake.
  15. Billy Talent just keeps on going.

BONUS: Does your dishwasher want to spy on you?

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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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