Random Music News for Wednesday, January 27, 2016

If this is Wednesday, I must be back in Singapore. I think. I’ll get back to you on that when I’m fully consciously.

Now, though, some music news.

  1. A street in New York will be named after long-time resident, David Bowie.
  2. Still no Bill Ward for the final Black Sabbath show(s).
  3. J.Lo does the splits. Oops.
  4. A Canadian DJ is working to make Paul Ryan the next president of the United States.
  5. Was this Robbie Burns poem the inspiration for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller?”
  6. Just what we need: more analysis of Kanye,
  7. Elton John: not a favourite of certain Italian politicians.
  8. What if you could turn static paintings into soundscapes? Turns out you can! (Via Peter)
  9. The Game has promised $1 million for the people of Flint so they can drink clean water.
  10. Here’s an odd bit of trivia for Kate Bush fans.
  11. Here’s a record-labels-vs-MP3s-battle that you thought was over 15 years ago. Uh-uh.
  12. Make up your mind, Kanye.
  13. Alex points us to an interesting BBC broadcast on the kind of vinyl one Indian family has cherished for years.
  14. Bowie’s Blackstar is still at #1 in the UK.
  15. Colin Vearcombe, otherwise known as Black and the singer of the 80s alt-rock hit, “Wonderful Life,” has died of injuries sustained in a car accident.
  16. Well, this looks like the perfect guitar for Slayer fans…

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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