Random music news for Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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  1. Exactly how loud was this music?
  2. Okay, so Hyundai isn’t working as closely with Apple on an electric vehicle as we first thought.
  3. I think fans would vomit, too.
  4. Dr. Dre is still in the ICU after suffering a brain aneurysm last week. The good news is that he’s awake and posting on social media.
  5. RIP Canadian keyboardist Michael Fonfara. He played with Lou Reed among others.
  6. It’s just David Bowie wandering around Singapore.
  7. And here’s another Bowie story about how copycats are keeping his legacy alive.
  8. New Gene Simmons guitars, courtesy Gibson.
  9. Dolly Parton has recorded a song for a time capsule. My question is what storage format did she use?
  10. Dissension in the Dead Kennedys?
  11. Mouth acting?
  12. Have you noticed the use of a re-recording Rush’s “Closer to the Heart” in an Ontario Tourism spot? The band doesn’t control their music anymore. They sold all the publishing to Ole a while back. (No link. I’m just pointing this out.)
  13. That’s a LOT of money for a vinyl copy of Metallica’s S&M2 album.
  14. It’s good to be Adele’s manager. See?
  15. Is it worth buying high-end car audio systems? It depends.
  16. Bez, the drug-taking dancer of the Happy Mondays, has launched a fitness challenge. No, really.
  17. Commentary: What’s the use of Twitter if there’s no Donald Trump?

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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