Random Music News for Thursday, January 14, 2016

On this day in 1973, Elvis Presley’s live broadcast from a Hawaii set a record for the most-watched show ever with up to 1.5 billion viewers.

  1. Kim Mitchell suffered a heart attack Tuesday that required emergency surgery. The good news is that he’ll recover just fine, although he’ll be out for about eight weeks.
  2. There was some brilliant David Bowie vandalism in Austin, Texas, this week. And the city is cool with it.
  3. The New York Times suffered a big David Bowie oopsie on Monday.
  4. This is important from a legal point of view: SoundCloud has secured a licensing deal with Universal.
  5. If I were in New York City, I’d love to attend this event celebrating 30 years of Chinese rock,
  6. This is an epic emo Twitter exchange.
  7. Black Sabbath has picked a drummer for their “The End” tour.
  8. This is fun: Now you can play Grand Theft Auto using a Lemmy avatar. (Via Tom)
  9. Avenged Sevenfold is the latest band to sue their label.
  10. The Violent Femmes are about to release their first new album in 15 years.
  11. What happens when you call Sir Mix-A-Lot’s old phone number?
  12. This guy travelled more than a thousand miles for…Huey Lewis and the News?

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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