Random Music News for Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Twenty years ago, chess champ Gary Kasparov beat IBM’s Deep Blue computer. I’d like to see him do that today. And now, the music news…

  1. Remember that anti-Beyonce protest that was scheduled for in front of NFL HQ in New York? How many people showed up? Lower. Lower. Lower
  2. Paul McCartney was denied entry to a Grammy party TWICE.
  3. The Bee Gees done Indian style. It’s gone viral.
  4. Because of the Bataclan attack, Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes says it’s best that everyone have guns.
  5. Just in case you ever need to draw a flaming Adele on a hoverboard
  6. Is the BBC thinking of merging radio with TV?
  7. Hey! Why wasn’t Natalie Cole mentioned at the Grammys? I mean, she died and everything…
  8. Kanye: Taking credit for everything.
  9. Meanwhile, his The Life of Pablo Exclusive on Tidal isn’t working out so well
  10. …and tons of people are torrenting it because they don’t care for the exclusive. He’s lost at least $10 million USD so far.
  11. This is one to watch: Amy Schumer vs. Taylor Swift.
  12. Here’s a better tribute to David Bowie because it involves Dave Grohl instead of Lady Gaga…
  13. …and in case you were wondering, Bowie’s son wasn’t impressed.
  14. What the sound of your voice reveals about you.

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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