Random Music News for Monday, February 20, 2017

Are you enjoying a statutory holiday today? Nice little February break, innit? Holiday or no, there’s still music news to report.

  1. I’m still in Western Australia for a few more days. The papers are full of this story about a mass overdose at a music festival.
  2. Biggest album in the US this week? The Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. Here in Australia, too.
  3. Ace Frehley coming back to KISS? Probably not, I’m afraid.
  4. Pink Floyd for Glastonbury? There seems to be some smoke here.
  5. Another tribute to the glory that is The Shaggs.
  6. And here’s a look at how Weird Al has managed to outlive just about everyone he’s ever parodied.
  7. Deconstructing Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.”
  8. Here are 18 things you should know about the legendary Sun Studios.
  9. Whatever happened to Apple’s plans to revolutionize TV? This.
  10. Did you grow up on grunge? Try this.
  11. U2 is planning to re-release “Red Hill Mining Town” with better vocals and a better mix.
  12. This deaf couple was married for twelve years before cochlear implants allowed them to hear each other for the first time. Watch.

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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