Random music news for Thursday, January 24, 2019

Off to Nashville today for a chat with Metallica. Kirk Hammett and I will inevitably have a conversation on our common love of English bull terriers. Meanwhile, in music news for January 24, we have this.

  1. You do NOT want to be the person who does laundry for Slipknot. Here’s an additional story on the topic. (Via Jan)
  2. Some idiot people are apparently boasting about taking a drug for Parkinson’s disease to enhance their experience at Coachella.
  3. Why has the music of 1968 aged so well? Discuss.
  4. Here’s a list of the top 200 most influential music blogs. There seems to be one notable omission, though. Was it something I said?
  5. These five numbers tell us almost everything we need to know about the state of music coming out of 2018.
  6. Dolby is working on a new mobile recording app that promises studio-level quality.
  7. If you’re into true high-fidelity audio, the people behind MQA are working on in-car applications.
  8. Burton Cummings is selling his LA estate. Interested?
  9. A Toronto illustrator landed a gig with Paul McCartney for his children’s book.
  10. This looks like a solid all-female Canadian tour.
  11. The former Soviet republic of Georgia (and the home of Joseph Stalin) certainly has an interesting club scene.
  12. A good question: If music is supposed to be so good for our mental health, why are so many musicians suffering?

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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