Random music news for Thursday, January 20, 2022

Japan. Panda butts. That is all. Moving to music news for January 20, 2022…

  1. Fun fact: It was 40 years ago that Ozzy bit the head off a bat.
  2. Some venues in the US are reporting 50% no-shows because of COVID.
  3. I love this growing beef between Kanye and Pete Davidson. This should be funny.
  4. Can you steal a guitar by shoving it down your pants? Yes. Yes, you can.
  5. The pandemic is really taking its toll on artists in the form of digital burnout.
  6. Remember Jon Schaffer of the band Iced Earth? He was one of the people who stormed the US Capitol last year. He’s still in trouble with the law.
  7. A music leak on TikTok? Seems inevitable now.
  8. Here’s a different look at Rush’s career. (Via Walter)
  9. Spotify code tattoos? They’re a thing.
  10. As someone who has suffered greatly with multiple kidney stones (and many surgeries), I can empathize with Aaron Lewis of Staind.
  11. Got a Peleton? The company has just licensed David Bowie’s entire catalogue.
  12. Just in case you’re getting geared up for the Pam and Tommy biopic...
  13. People were walking through New York when they chanced upon Bill Murray singing.
  14. Besides song catalogues, what else are big corporations buy? Merch companies.

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BONUS: They paid this woman to do this AGAIN. No thanks.

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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