Random music news for Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Our credit cards are going vertical. That may take an adjustment. Here’s music news for January 4, 2022.

  1. Musicians we lost in 2021, part 1.
  2. Musicians we lost in 2021, part 2.
  3. More predictions for music in 2022.
  4. Ed Sheeran hates South Park. It all comes down to just one particular episode.
  5. A British DJ almost triggered a mass Omicron situation in New Zealand.
  6. What’s happening with this, Paul McCartney?
  7. Thinking of defaming someone online? Here are the rules in Canada that you should know about first. And then maybe don’t do it.
  8. Here’s how vinyl pressing plants are dealing with supply chain issues and rising costs.
  9. Adele is buying Sylvester Stallone’s LA mansion for about US$55 million. That, believe it or not, is a discount.
  10. Peter Criss of KISS has some new drum solos to show off.
  11. An arts centre in Glasgow will harness of the body heat of dancers to power the venue’s heating and cooling system.
  12. Wait: The left wants to cancel Avril Lavigne?
  13. Eminem just spent US$429,000 on this.
  14. This is known as a “copyright dump.”

BONUS: There’s a Nigerian prince lost in space that needs your help. He’s sending out emails looking for money.

BONUS BONUS: Shmenges!

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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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