Random music news for Thursday, January 23, 2020

My winter speaking tour starts tonight. Details here. Maybe we’ll end up discussing the music news of January 23, 2020.

  1. The scandal inside the Grammy Awards organization is getting even more explosive. And hey, aren’t the Grammys themselves on Sunday?
  2. And then we have this issue with Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer and the rest of Aerosmith.
  3. Slipknot shows now have a dress code–in Glasgow, anyway.
  4. Like music? Like mysteries? This new podcast blends the two.
  5. Speaking of podcasts, Spotify is giving Apple a real run for its money as the number one source of podcasts.
  6. Another Python gone.
  7. John Travolta just sold his house to Scooter Braun.
  8. It’s time again to rate the worst Super Bowl halftime shows.
  9. Here are a few more guesses about what comes next for streaming.
  10. Hugh Dillion of The Headstones has an idea for a TV show which has been green lit by the Paramount Network.
  11. When she found out her husband was cheating on her, she dumped him and then re-did her kitchen floor using his record collection.
  12. Amazon Music is doing okay with 55 million subscribers.
  13. When you go on vacation, do you listen to any of these songs?
  14. Here comes another look at the payola situation in the US.
  15. Kirk Hammett: “We were wrong about Napster.”

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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