Random music news for Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Simpsons acknowledged Winnipeg again. Why? Could it be because Matt Groening’s father (his name was Homer, by the way) had roots in the city? (See below)

  1. David Lee Roth has canceled his entire Las Vegas residency. COVID.
  2. Are these the worst songs of 2021? Discuss.
  3. TikTok was the most-downloaded app in the world on Christmas Day…
  4. …and TikTok may have its sights set on Spotify.
  5. Apple’s wearables division increased in sales by 20% last year.
  6. Usain Bolt is now working on his second album. Yes, that Usain Bolt.
  7. You can now buy Rolling Stones-branded headphones.
  8. The UK sales charts were greatly goosed by ABBA and Queen last year.
  9. Cowboy Junkies have launched a podcast series.
  10. An official Ronnie James Dio doc is coming.
  11. Aw. This is was so nice!
  12. Will crypto become like the music industry? That’s one theory.
  13. The Toronto Star has this article on the late great Canadian guitarist, Domenic Troiano.
  14. Re: the Bowie asset sale. I got quoted by both AFP and CBS News. Cool!

BONUS: More on The Simpsons and Winnipeg.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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