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Published on January 30th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The dogs stuck their noses outside this morning, sniffed the cold and said “Nope. We’re holding it until April.” I don’t blame them. Here’s music news for January 30, 2019.

  1. A teenager from Texarkana pleaded guilty to trying to steal an American Eagle jet so he could go to a concert.
  2. The Super Bowl canceled Maroon 5’s press conference re: their halftime show.
  3. Apple Music now has 50 million paying subscribers. Apple also reported a 15% decline in iPhone sales. The new ones are just too damned expensive.
  4. What’s wrong with Ozzy? His entire European tour has been canceled due to illness.
  5. Sharks like jazz? Apparently.
  6. Wow. This is some fascinating ancient Ziggy Stardust footage of Bowie.
  7. Bernie Sanders: drunk, shirtless, and singing with the Soviets in 1988. Kompromat?
  8. The investigation into Las Vegas shooting at the Route 91 Festival in 2017 will end without the FBI finding a motive.
  9. Apple is set to be working on a subscription game service. The “Netflix of gaming?” Maybe.
  10. All Ringo wants for the world is peace and love.
  11. Some undocumented migrants were found in the tour bus of Australian singer Amy Shark.
  12. Samsung is on the verge of launching a “smart shirt.”
  13. Mariah Carey is under pressure to cut ties with people in Saudi Arabia who want her to perform in the country.
  14. Can’t everyone just KISS and make up?
  15. The Grammy people hate rock. Or at least they don’t understand it. See?



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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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