Random Music News for Saturday, January 2, 2016

Another couple of days of holiday bliss. Then the sh*t hits the fan Monday. But let’s not think of that now. Let’s just concentrate on some music news.

  1. All Axl Rose will confirm these days is that he “likes Taco Bell.” That’s not much use for these Guns ‘N Roses stories, is it?
  2. You’ve checked your horoscope for the year, yes? This is all about your favourite song and your astrological sign.
  3. Here are some female singers tipped to be big in 2016.
  4. And here are more predictions of some Next Big Things this year.
  5. Looking for headphones? Here’s a feature on Master and Dynamic. (They’re very good.)
  6. The story of Jay Z and how Tidal came to be. (Via Bobby)
  7. Well, this will stop terrorism at airports. Yay, Jedward!
  8. Johnny Lydon relives writing “Anarchy in the UK.”
  9. Deadmau5, his Jeep and a lot of mud.
  10. This t-shirt is an interesting intersection between metal and Star Wars.
  11. Celebrating 70 years of Radio Canada International.
  12. A Florida politician wants to move Jim Morrison’s remains from Paris to Florida.

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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