Random Music News for Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I’m somewhere in transit between London and Singapore on a 14-hour flight–in economy, of course. But just because I’m 36,000 feet aloft, it doesn’t mean I can’t bring you the music news. Ain’t technology wonderful?

  1. Bruce Springsteen is offering his entire recent show in Chicago as a free download.
  2. Here are the 17 most-expensive concert tickets of 2015.
  3. U2’s The Edge still can’t get his housing development built in Malibu. Now the Sierra Club is suing.
  4. For his next role, Marilyn Manson will cut your hair–and your throat.
  5. And Megadeth’s Dave Mustain and his family have signed to do a reality show.
  6. Remember the major musical event that happened the last time the Carolina Panthers made the Super Bowl? Of course you do.
  7. The way you buy apps is about to change.
  8. Spotify…video? Yep.
  9. Grooveshark has been replaced–again.
  10. Meet the rapper who thinks the world is flat.
  11. Burton Cummings will be inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame this year.
  12. An interesting question: What is the greatest American rock band EVER? Anyone on this list? (Via Tom)
  13. Snowmaggedon snowmen shaped like…the Jonas Brothers? Why?
  14. Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen is off the hook.

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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