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Published on February 9th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, February 9, 2019

Please, people: If there’s snow on the hood or roof of your car, sweep it off before you head out on the highway. A safety tip just before we get into music news for February 9, 2019.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. The Grammys are tomorrow. Big deal, right? But some people care. Here are some predictions.
  3. Ariana Grande vs. the Grammy producer: The battle continues. And continues.
  4. Lindsey Buckingham had emergency heart surgery–and there’s concern some damage was done to his vocal cords in the process.
  5. Ozzy is still in hospital suffering from “complications of the flu,” but his son Jack says he’s doing much better.
  6. More fuel for the Michael-Jackson-was-a-pedo crowd.
  7. And despite protests from the estate, that Leaving Neverland doc will run on HBO on March 3.
  8. Proving again that they’re one of the hardest working bands in Canadian music, Arkells visited a Calgary high school.
  9. This studio has started a program to attract more women to the career of being a recording engineer.
  10. The Yamaha CS-80: “The greatest synthesizer ever.” Discuss.
  11. How big of a problem is fraud in the music industry today? Let’s examine that.
  12. Like cover songs? Which ones? And why? Discuss.
  13. How music in Ramallah in Palestine is keeping hope alive.
  14. Radio vs. streaming: How’s that going?
  15. Creating a new type of radio show in the era of digital disruption.
  16. Want to know about Angus Young’s guitar sound on “Hells Bells?” Go here.
  17. This Leonard Cohen documentary looks interesting.
  18. Guitar players should pause a moment in remembrance of Jim Dunlop with his passing. (Via Michael)
  19. And finally, this has nothing to do with music but damn, it’s cool.



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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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