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Random music news for Thursday, February 1, 2024

Jeezus. We’re finally out of January. Let’s just plug ahead into another extra-long month with music news for February 1, 2024.

  1. Remember that documentary on MuchMusic that was supposed to be out by now? Yeah, there’s been a problem.
  2. Talking Heads were offered US$80 million for a reunion tour. They declined.
  3. Bryan Adams has a stake in a company that allows artists to be store and share music privately. Check out Songbox.
  4. The guitarist in Five Finger Death Punch has taken a stake in a professional jiu-jitsu league.
  5. Coldplay has partnered with MIT to study the carbon footprint of the live music industry.
  6. There’s been a Lady Gaga leak of new music.
  7. If you’re looking for weird/interesting stuff at the next music memorabilia auction, go here.
  8. Amazon will soon have a documentary on Celine Dion and her “stiff person syndrome” medical issues.
  9. Apple TV+ is the new HBO. Discuss.
  10. Roger Waters and BMG have split over Waters’ political views on Israel.
  11. We must save rock writing, journalism, and criticism. But how?
  12. A Russian rock band has been detained in Thailand and are worried about being deported because they’re critical of Putin.
  13. The story behind the only known painting by The Beatles. It’s up for auction.
  14. How do you do a “random pop-up stadmum show?” Adele thinks she knows.

Random music news for Wednesday, January 31, 2024?

BONUS: After 10 years, the McRib is coming back to Canada.

BONUS BONUS: If you get this, you’re a fan of you-know-who.

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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