Random Music News for Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I still can’t believe the Bowie news. It’s only now starting to sink in. Meanwhile, though, there is other music news to report–although not much. It’s all Bowie all the time at the moment.

  1. For whom the bell tolls in Norway. Lemmy would have loved this.
  2. Okay, this is in bad taste: “Justin Bieber tragically confirmed alive and well.” (Via Tom)
  3. Mick Jagger’s ex, Jerry Hall, is now engaged to 84 year-old Rupert Murdoch.
  4. There won’t be a reunion of the original Smashing Pumpkins. Billy says.
  5. Swedish police have been accused of covering up some sex assaults by refugees at music festivals.
  6. Lana Del Rey’s intruder has been sentenced to prison.
  7. The music winners at the Global Globes were
  8. Nas has some interesting things to say about what’s going on in Silicon Valley.
  9. Here’s really cool-looking Marshall speaker.
  10. Carpooling with Adele looks like fun.
  11. How a 90 year-old missing person became a hit on Spotify.

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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