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Published on February 16th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, February 16, 2019

Remember the NHL players’ strike of 2005-2006? On this day in 2005, the league canceled the rest of the season and the playoffs. It was bad.

This is what I have for a round-up for music news on February 16, 2019.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. The Jussie Smollett keeps getting weirder and weirder. Something didn’t smell right from the beginning. It’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out.
  3. Michael Jackson asked for advice on how to do what?
  4. Could the Ryan Adams #MeToo situation create a domino effect in the indie world?
  5. Meanwhile, Steven Tyler is trying to make amends.
  6. Ariana Grande isn’t the only person to recently make a mistake with a tattoo. Right, Lady Gaga?
  7. Amy Winehouse may still be dead, but that doesn’t mean she can’t sing on records anymore.
  8. Europe has plenty of digital radio. What’s the problem in North America? Let’s examine that.
  9. A Fugazi reunion? Maybe.
  10. What happens to your shared streaming account when you break up with your significant other? It’s tricky.
  11. Still no Tool album, but it’s instructive to look at the timeline of this saga.
  12. Forget it, Carlton.
  13. Katy Perry: Engaged!
  14. Tommy Lee: Married!
  15. One of Liam Gallagher’s children is now in a band.
  16. Remember 2 Live Crew song “Me So Horny?” Here’s how that song came together.
  17. In a band? Here are five things you need to do before you tell anyone about your music.
  18. There is an explicable number of covers of Toto’s “Africa” right now. But which one is the best? Discuss here.
  19. If you’re going to write a song called “Murder on My Mind,” try not to actually murder two people.
  20. There’s a $300 million copyright lawsuit against Miley Cyrus. Ouch.



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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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One Response to Random music news for Saturday, February 16, 2019

  1. Steve says:

    The Gallagher article was a waste of time; I’m sorry to have contributed to its click-count. All it does is describe Molly’s outfit; nothing about the band she is apparently in. I doubt that would ever happen if the article were about the son of a celebrity being in a band.

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