Random Music News for Tuesday, January 5, 2016

I’ve been summoned for jury duty. If I’m selected, I may not be around for a while. Pray for me. And now, the music news.

  1. Adele did NOT sell a million copies of 25 in the US last week. Amazing how that’s become news, innit?
  2. Yes, turntables were hot sellers over the Christmas period.
  3. Want to know what albums and singles went gold and platinum in Canada this year? Go here.
  4. There’s a new bar in Melbourne, Australia, that’s themed entirely around George Costanza. Yes, the Seinfeld character.
  5. There will be a big memorial to Lemmy at the Rainbow on Sunset Boulevard in LA on Saturday.
  6. Here’s a nice gallery of music stars and their tricked-out cars.
  7. A suburb in Canberra, Australia, is going to name streets after rock icons. I like it.
  8. Longtime music impresario and Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood is dead at 81. Here’s a full obituary.
  9. Is an iPhone 7c coming in March?
  10. Still with electronics, let’s talk about the future of The Internet of Things.
  11. Let’s talk about the music in Quentin Tarantino’s new film, The Hateful 8 (or however you want to spell it).
  12. The former drummer in PM Stephen Harper’s band has been sentenced to two years for sexual interference.
  13. This Hamilton musical on Broadway is totally out of control.
  14. This seal likes to play the saxophone. Not Seal but a seal.
  15. The last holdout on NYC’s Music Row on 48th street–an accordion store–is closing, bringing an end to one of the most famous music instrument shopping areas in the world. (Via Tom)
  16. Country singer Craig Strickland died in a tornado.
  17. Noel Gallagher really loves his Manchester City.

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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