Random music news for Thursday, January 27, 2022

These are the cities most obsessed with Pornhub. You’re welcome. Moving to music news for January 27, 2022…

  1. RIP Andy Ross, the head of Food Records, who signed bands like Blur and Jesus Jones…
  2. …and both bands might reunite for a memorial gig.
  3. GWAR has a new concept album and graphic album coming.
  4. David Bowie M&M’s?
  5. This guy got 12 years and 74 lashes for being in a metal band in Iran.
  6. Morrissey is sniping at Johnny Marr again. “There’s a fight that never goes out.”
  7. Lebanon has an all-female thrash metal band. There’s a doc on them, too.
  8. That libel award given to Cardi B when she was slandered by a YouTuber? The jury has increased the penalty to US$3.8 million.
  9. This is a cool-looking new music venue.
  10. Neil Young’s management is looking into his demand that his music be pulled from Spotify over complaints of misinformation from Joe Rogan…
  11. …but people are also pointing out some of Neil’s own disinformation habits.
  12. A note about Ted Nugent and serving in Vietnam. Hmm.
  13. Stressed? Take a look at this.
  14. When did the US Army start using Lana Del Rey quotes in their tweets?

BONUS: Tired of NFT hype? Then you need one of these shirts.

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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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