Random music news for Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Happy birthday, Dave Grohl! He’s 51 today. Meanwhile in music news for January 14, 2020…

  1. Even though music fans are still mourning the death of Neil Peart, this story has to make you smile.
  2. Speaking of whom, has anyone heard of any public memorials? If so, email me at alan@alancross.ca
  3. Jacob Hoggard of Hedley is set to be back in court today to answer to three sex-related charges.
  4. Tupac was murdered while riding in a BMW. That vehicle is now for sale for US$1.75 million.
  5. A good read: Why music takes a dive at the beginning of every decade.
  6. Justin Bieber wants his fans to cheat when it comes to his new single. It’s all about gaming the system.
  7. A Sega synthesizer? Yep. But it’s one-of-a-kind.
  8. Himalayan metal: It’s a thing.
  9. Here’s your strange musical Twitter account for the week: Maradona dancing.
  10. The US Government isn’t happy with Live Nation over these violations.
  11. Elton John apparently knew about Harry and Meghan bolting from the Royal Family before the Queen did. But Elton denies that.
  12. A patent troll has LOST its case over podcasting. Good.
  13. Def Leppard describes Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre arena like this: “It stinks like 10,000 asses.”
  14. Does it still make sense to release CDs, LPs and, er, cassettes today? Discuss.
  15. Is this a look at Spotify’s upcoming smart speaker called “Smart Home Thing?”
  16. An appreciation of Clare Torry. Who? Trust me: You know her.
  17. Look at what the antics of disgraced Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has done with musicians and their kids.

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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