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Published on January 2nd, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Back to work? Or are you taking the rest of the week and starting anew Monday? A bit of both? Regardless, here’s music news for the second day of 2019.

  1. Have you noticed this about some of today’s rappers? Now I can’t help but notice.
  2. Larry Roberts, the “grandfather of the Internet,” has died at age 81.
  3. Long before Google or Yahoo, there was The Mundaneum, Fascinating.
  4. Looks like the Kanye vs. Drake feud will continue this year.
  5. Interesting: “In 2018, the ticketing industry finally killed the ‘sold out’ show.”
  6. Ed Sheeran made an average of $183,000 a day in 2018.
  7. Here are the top vinyl news stories of 2018.
  8. Have you been following the saga of this rock photographer? Man, what a strange story.
  9. China has built a radio antenna five times the size of New York City (no, really) designed to communicate with submarines.
  10. Kanye has reaffirmed his love for Donald Trump.
  11. The next thing for the movie Bohemian Rhapsody is the UK cinema singalong experience.
  12. Wait: What’s Motley Crue planning for the Super Bowl?
  13. The new Jimi Hendrix post office.
  14. Kate Bush has a new lyric collection.
  15. And Lady Gaga now has her own cosemtics line.



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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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