Random Music News for Friday, January 30, 2015

The Beatles’ last performance was held on this day in 1969 on the roof of Apple Records in London.

  1. Rush’s manager, Ray Danniels, will be honoured with the 2015 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Awards at the Junos this year.
  2. Justin Bieber apologizes–for everything, I hope.
  3. Flight of the Conchords coming back?
  4. Even with 25,000,000 to choose from, people still demonstrate terrible taste in music. Let this be a harsh lesson to all music nerds.
  5. Suge Knight involved in a hit-and-run. One person is dead.
  6. The Dude (Jeff Bridges) just released an ambient drone album that will help you sleep. Listen while drinking white Russians for maximum effect.
  7. “Old” albums now outsell new ones on iTunes in the US.
  8. Ex-RHCP guitarist John Frusciante embraces acid house with his new project Trickfinger.
  9. From now on if you use the phrase “this sick beat,” you’ll owe Taylor Swift money.
  10. Would buy ice cream with names like Royal Blood, Dune Rats and Little Dragon?
  11. What are the most pressing needs for the music industry across Canada? Read up here.
  12. The dying art of selecting the last epic song for an album.
  13. Kenny G maintains he invented the Starbucks frappucino. Bullshit. (Via Tom)
  14. Why is Barack Obama singing Bruno Mars?

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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