Random Music News for Friday, January 9, 2015

This is the 8th birthday of the iPhone. Yes, it’s only been eight years.

  1. Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson are BFFs, in case you didn’t know.
  2. Ellie Goulding is wrapped up in the movie version of that piece of shit known as Fifty Shades of Grey.
  3. Billboard talked to Courtney Love about her new opera, Trent Reznor and Kurt Cobain.
  4. How the Colombian army sent a coded message to rebel-held hostages using a code hidden in a pop song.
  5. Want to know the biggest problem with the vinyl revival? The pressing plants that still exist are breaking down and there are no parts to fix them.
  6. Here’s a cool Toronto-centric website that features some interesting music memories.
  7. Speaking of which, check out video of the first Hogtown Hang performance.
  8. RZA has an idea for a brand new speaker.
  9. How music saved a man who had a chunk of his brain removed.
  10. I know you’ve been dying to hear the specifics of Marilyn Manson’s sex habits.

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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