Random music news for Monday, January 3, 2022

If this hamster challenges you to a drinking contest, don’t take the bait. But when it comes to music news for January 3, 2022, it’s safe.

  1. Mariah Carey Season is over for another year.
  2. David Lee Roth’s New Years Eve weekend shows in Las Vegas were canceled. COVID in the band.
  3. Rick Springfield has canceled some shows. COVID.
  4. Russia has labeled members of Pussy Riot as “foreign agents.” That’s not good. (Via Sean)
  5. Here’s another story on the wonderful benefits of music therapy. (Via Andrew)
  6. Dave Grohl has an update on the Foo Fighters’ horror movie, Studio 666, which will be in theatres on February 25.
  7. How many people does it take to write a hit song today? In the case of this Justin Bieber track, the number is 11.
  8. Shut UP, Ted.
  9. How did Mick Jagger appear in public so many times in 2021 and not get noticed?
  10. A drum set once used by Eric Carr of KISS is up for sale.
  11. The time Nick Cave, Shane MacGowan, and Mark E. Smith all met up.
  12. Stressed? Listen to your favourite old tunes. It works.
  13. Why should you listen to CDs again.
  14. Things do not look good for AM radio in 2022. Here’s why.

BONUS: Well, better late than never, I suppose.

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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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