Random Music News for Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Dentist today. Ugh. And now, the music news.

  1. The Pirate Bay is now a streaming service with a plugin called Torrents Time.
  2. How many people really listen to the podcasts they download? Really?
  3. Another good question: Why is Lady Gaga performing the tribute to Bowie at the Grammys?
  4. Interesting fact: Apple Music is in 57 countries that Spotify is not.
  5. Why radio will never die.
  6. This is one STUNNING guitar.
  7. The rave music of the Hacienda era in Manchester has gone classical.”
  8. Looking for a song for your funeral? Start here.
  9. Adele’s 25 has now sold over 8 million copies in the US alone.
  10. Lemmy is getting a statue and a stage.
  11. A new species of tarantula has been named after Johnny Cash.
  12. This Star Wars stormtrooper figure responds to sound. The rise of the robots continues.
  13. It took less than 24 hours after Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance for there to be a new line clothing on the market.
  14. And here’s the AirBnB house that Beyonce used in San Francisco. A $50 MILLION AirBnB house?
  15. The 90s are truly well and back: Belly has announced a reunion.
  16. Wait: Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller are now writing for The Monkees? And Rivers Cuomo, too?

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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