Random music news for Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Other than Michael Jackson, which pop star likes to sleep in a hyperbaric chamber? This guy. On to other music news for February 5, 2020.

  1. Liam says Noel was offered £100m to reunite Oasis but turned it down.
  2. But Noel says Liam is lying.
  3. Jennifer Lopez has been accused by PETA for killing “dozens of birds” in her Super Bowl performance.
  4. And people are annoyed that Shakira and J.Lo lip-synced their Super Bowl performances.
  5. Madonna has been sued again over showing up late for a gig.
  6. And she says that Canada is boring.
  7. The KISS biopic will be here next year.
  8. Half of all 10-year-olds in the UK own a smartphone
  9. …and one in four children watch no live TV.
  10. Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has put his California home up for sale.
  11. And Lars Ulrich just sold his place for US$10.3 million.
  12. If you’re into AC/DC, there’s a new book on former singer Bon Scott.
  13. Julian Lennon is recovering fine from his cancer operation.
  14. Oprah bailed on her “#MeToo in the music industry” doc, but HBO has picked it up.
  15. Journalists everywhere are grateful for this support from The Arkells.
  16. Pharrell Williams just can’t seem to extricate himself from the “Blurred Lines”/”Got to Give It Up” situation.
  17. This guy played the PornHub theme at a school assembly. That got him suspended.
  18. This musical road makes driving more interesting. (Via Tom)
  19. Radio turns 100! Here’s a brief history.
  20. I wish I made this kind of money from my Ongoing History podcast…

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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