Random Music News for Monday, February 2, 2015

No matter what those goddamn rodents say today, we’re still going to get six more weeks of winter.

  1. Gorillaz are about to return!
  2. Grunge side project Mad Season reunites–even though two of them are still dead.
  3. Why was Chad Kroeger of Nickelback seen in a studio with One Direction? (Via Tom)
  4. SLAYER has a cyberbullying problem–and it’s not their fault.
  5. Fox has picked up a sitcom based on the life of Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo.
  6. Here’s the story of a musician who spent 56 days in a Dubai jail. It’s not pretty.
  7. GWAR fans: sign this petition to have Oderus Urungus memorialized as a character in a Mortal Combat X.
  8. The story of AllMusic.com, one of the greatest music reference sites the Internet has.
  9. Noel Gallagher says his life is too boring for him to write songs about it.
  10. At least one of the guys in Slipknot really, really likes traditional jazz.
  11. Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch has been turned into a rehab centre for sexually abused children.
  12. Bobbi Christina Brown: like mother like daughter?
  13. Did you watch Katy Perry’s halftime show yesterday? How did it stack up historically?
  14. I hate to say it, but I’m siding with Bieber on this one. (Via Tom)

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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