Random music news for Saturday, January 11, 2020

The designated hitter rule came effect on this day in 1973. And here are the things that we’re talking about in music news for January 11, 2020.

  1. Rumour: A new Pearl Jam album entitled Gigaton is coming this year. And will the tour start in Toronto. And what’s this?
  2. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  3. Apple is making an insane amount of money from Airpods. INSANE!
  4. Fake promoters.
  5. Strange. Oprah pulled out of her Apple TV documentary on sexual abuse in the music industry.
  6. What’s wrong with people? Another child porn situation.
  7. The allegations keep piling up for R Kelly.
  8. Aretha Franklin’s son isn’t happy with the upcoming biopic about his mom.
  9. Now that’s a cool grand piano!
  10. Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard will finally go to trial this year.
  11. “The hip hop touring business is broken.” Discuss.
  12. Wait: I thought we beat the Y2K bug. Apparently not.
  13. Wanna buy a Linkin Park house?
  14. A legendary synthesizer is being reissued.
  15. Are you into rock photography? Then get a load of this.

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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