Random music news for Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Winter Olympics are coming up in a few weeks. A little snow would be nice. As for music news for January 18, 2022…

  1. According to The NME, David Bowie is the best-selling vinyl artist of the 21st century. The Beatles are number two.
  2. Now it’s Coachella vs Bookchella.
  3. So Right Said Fred are now promoting white supremacy?
  4. The BBC’s license fee may be coming to an end.
  5. Dolly Parton has a new ice cream flavour.
  6. South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are making a live-action movie with Kendrick Lamar.
  7. Feel like a shot of Black Sabbath history today? Here you go. (Via Walter)
  8. NXNE returns to Toronto this summer (COVID willing) from Jun 14-19. If you’re a musician and you want to apply to perform, go here.
  9. Mother Mother is really happy that TikTok exists. See?
  10. PBS takes a look at riot grrrl history.

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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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