Random Music News for Saturday, January 23, 2016

You know what really drives me nuts? When people stop in the curb lane of a business street, oblivious to the blocks-long traffic jam they create behind them. Putting on your flashers doesn’t give you immunity from people a douchebag, geddit?

And now, the music news.

  1. Here come the Guns ‘N Roses documentaries
  2. Rush’s Alex Lifeson is going to appear at a sketch comedy festival in Toronto in March.
  3. Someone proposed a law that required the captioning of song lyrics in movies. Huh?
  4. Universal Music is suing a New York strip club.
  5. This 100 year-old piano player still plays five gigs a week!
  6. Josh Homme and Iggy Pop are releasing an album together. You read that right. Here: stream a song.
  7. Every wanted to be a play-by-play broadcaster? Then read this.
  8. Interesting: “Why does everybody want to sound like Sia?”
  9. Time to start talking about Super Bowl commercials. Steven Tyler is going to be in a Skittles ad.
  10. There’s a new Jimi Hendrix heritage site in London.
  11. Here’s a new mobile podcast app that looks interesting.
  12. Here’s an argument that the Beatles were “as important as Bach.”
  13. Bob Geldof’s new thing? Tech entrepreneur.
  14. This has the makings of a fascinating documentary on an artist working with ten producers.

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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