Random music news for Monday, January 27, 2020

Last week of January. Finally. Here’s what’s going on in music news for January 27, 2020.

  1. What’s the real story behind the split between Aerosmith and drummer Joey Kramer? Could it be this?
  2. An interesting proposal: Should radio change its name to “audio?”
  3. This is one of the weirdest backstage rider requests I’ve ever heard of.
  4. There are more and more AI musicians. What does this mean for music?
  5. Kimye has been sued for posting a picture of themselves on Instagram.
  6. Juan Alderete, bass player for Marilyn Manson, Mars Volta. and others, is in a coma following a bicycle accident.
  7. This five-year-old female drummer is now a charter member of Slipknot. Sort of.
  8. Huey Lewis (of he and the News) talks about his hearing loss.
  9. Is there a science to creating pop hits? Maybe.
  10. What’s Liam Gallagher hinting about? Could it a rumour documentary on Oasis’ famous Knebworth shows back in the 90s? (Via Michael)
  11. Pink Floyd + Disney + Salvadore Dali = This. (Via Tom)
  12. Got vinyl? Try this history of messages etched in vinyl.
  13. Madonna had to cancel another show. She’s just not well.
  14. Guns N’ Roses has new material but doesn’t know if they should release it as an album.
  15. The singer of At the Drive-In blames his dog’s death on Scientologists. Wait–what?

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Monday, January 27, 2020

  • January 27, 2020 at 11:29 am
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    After seeing the Aerosmith performance on last night’s Grammy Awards, I’m wondering how bad Joey’s condition must be if the band feels he can;t keep up to them? Steven’s voice was horrible, Brad and Tom didn’t move more than 5 feet the entire performance, and the sound was a mess. I think Joey would have been just fine up there. Besides, it’s not like the rest of the band have been choirboys and have never performed at a sub-par level.

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