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Random music news for Saturday, February 8, 2020

Turns out that penguins talk a lot like us. I wonder how you translate music news for February 8, 2020, into penguin?

  1. First Keith Richards stop taking drugs. Then he stopped drinking. Now he’s stopped smoking. The world is going to hell.
  2. Here are my weekly music picks for
  3. “The Clash Sucks.” Discuss.
  4. British artists are scared as hell about what Brexit will mean for touring.
  5. Liam Gallagher’s son and Ringo Starr’s grandson are in trouble over something that happened in a British supermarket.
  6. Kesha has received a setback in her legal action against Dr. Luke.
  7. A teenager was shot and killed as he rapped on Facebook Live.
  8. Here’s a great story about the glory days of album artwork. (Via Bobby)…
  9. …and how Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover might have turned out. (Bobby again)
  10. Mark Almond (of Soft Cell fame) has changed religions. He now identifies as a Druid.
  11. There’s a market for musicians willing to entertain people quarantined by the corona virus.
  12. Nice going, TSA.
  13. Kermit the Frog + The Talking Heads = This
  14. Addicted to radio? Cool.
  15. Podcasting: It’s the future, man.
  16. Want to lay bets on who will play the 2021 Super Bowl halftime show? You can.
  17. It’s very possible that Google will soon phase out Google Play Music.

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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