Random Music News for Monday, January 25, 2016

London. I think I spent $50 on bacon-and-eggs breakfast this morning. Bloody loonie. And now, the music news.

  1. Labyrinth, the fantasy movie starring David Bowie, is getting a reboot. I guess this has been in the works for a while. It would have had to be, right? A good idea? (Tom)
  2. Or is it getting a reboot?
  3. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys has written music for a comic book.
  4. Ghostface Killah thinks the reprehensible Martin Shkrelli should give the Wu-Tang album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, to the public, despite the terms of the sales agreement.
  5. Looks like Radiohead will be headlining a bunch of festivals around North America this summer.
  6. Bieber: Worst. Interview. Ever.
  7. Well, this is a nice”what comes around, goes around” Rush story. Love the synergy.
  8. Anyone want a guided tour through David Bowie’s record collection?
  9. Pearl Jam donated $300,000 to Flint, Michigan, so the citizens can have water to drink…
  10. …and so have a bunch of other people.
  11. Now that The X-Files is back (at least temporarily), here’s the story of the theme song.
  12. What’s this about Alice Cooper and a car auction scam?
  13. You do NOT mess with Eminem’s agent. Ever. She’s fierce.
  14. Spice World. Yes, it’s that old.
  15. Amy Winehouse’s mom has opened up about her daughter.
  16. A mini iPhone? Apparently.
  17. You weren’t invited, Steven Tyler.
  18. The Bee Gees cured my writer’s block.” Really?
  19. If you’re a fan of Japanese rock, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a doc coming on X Japan.
  20. Will these Rdio execs have any effect on Pandora?

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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