Random Music News for Friday, February 6, 2015

On this day in 1988, Michael Jordan made the slam-dunk that was immortalized as the logo for all those Air Jordan shoes.

  1. Neil Peart’s second novel is almost ready. It’s a followed up to Clockwork Angels called Clockwork Lives.
  2. Kim Gordon (ex-Sonic Youth) has a new autobiography. She has some interesting things to say about Courtney Love and Billy Corgan.
  3. Toronto researchers find that playing music when you’re young will help your hearing when you’re old.
  4. Would someone lock Gary Glitter away for good, please?
  5. A Van Halen live album with DLR? Yes, please.
  6. All of Madonna’s Rebel Heart album leaked online overnight. Madge is very pissed.
  7. YouTube has figured out a way to post interactive multi-angle videos.
  8. A Katy Perry video game? Looks like it.
  9. iTunes says it will now block soundalike cover songs.
  10. Blackberry for the win over Ryan Seacrest.
  11. Will Noel write songs for Liam’s solo career?
  12. The upcoming Muse album will be called Drones. Knowing Matt Bellamy, we could have almost guessed that. Almost.

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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