Random music news for Thursday, January 13, 2022

Got a Tesla? Then you probably should read about this kid. Let’s move over to music news for January 13, 2022.

  1. RIP iconic singer Ronnie Spector. She’s been battling cancer.
  2. What could possibly come after the smartphone? Here are a few thoughts.
  3. Wanna buy one of Elvis’ Cadillacs? It’s for sale.
  4. Bonnaroo has announced its 2022 line-up–that is if the show isn’t canceled again.
  5. We need to keep watching the Katy Perry “Dark Horse” plagiarism trial (it’s back on) because it could really mean a distortion of copyright law.
  6. Still from the legal desk, Cardi B is going after a YouTuber for defamation.
  7. A statue of LL Cool J? Yep.
  8. Here’s a list of what the music industry needs to fix this year.
  9. Eddie Vedder and Tom Morello are demanding the US do something about the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
  10. People are getting quite excited about what Apple might offer with its new AR headset.
  11. The story of Drake, the condom, and the hot sauce. Ew.
  12. This is a very good illustration of what can go wrong financially with a musician. It was written by Courtney Love, too.
  13. Swarms of flies!” says Lady Gaga.
  14. Pope Francis still loves going to record stores. See?
  15. Grammys rescheduled to April? Maybe.
  16. Some Australian bands think they’ve found away around playing gigs during COVID restrictions: Start a church.

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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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