Random Music News for Saturday, February 6, 2016

Elizabeth II has been Queen since this day in 1952. Poor Charles. He may never get to be king.

  1. A retired LAPD cop theorizes that Diddy killed Tupac.
  2. David Bowie has the top TWO albums in the UK.
  3. Billy Corgan wants you to invite him to your house. Seriously. He does.
  4. The Battle of the Grammy Parties. This could get ugly.
  5. Some of Thom Yorke’s handwritten lyrics are going on sale.
  6. Waiting for Bowie.” If you haven’t read this yet, you should. (Via Michael)
  7. Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper to perform on the Grammys?
  8. Here’s an early, early look at rumoured releases for Record Store Day 2016. (Via Michael)
  9. You know who just got a new management deal? Justin Bieber’s pastor.
  10. The latest voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck has died. (Via Larry)
  11. A new Huawei smartphone will come with Deezer pre-installed.
  12. Wiz Khalifa is the latest musician to get into the marijuana products game.
  13. Apple Music is now in Turkey and Taiwan.
  14. More Carpool Karaoke, this time with Elton John.
  15. Meanwhile, Elton John surprised London commuters the other day.
  16. Thomas Dolby: blinding them with science in Baltimore. (Via Tom)
  17. Nice to see Noel Gallagher enjoying life.
  18. Adele’s “Hello” = Sexual harassment. Seriously. This is the talk on at least one campus.
  19. Same thing with Tom Jones’ “Delilah” and rugby fans.

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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