Random Music News for Monday, February 27, 2017

I couldn’t make it through the Academy Awards last night. I just couldn’t.  You? And look at all the drama we missed! Dammit… And now, some music news.

  1. The Gorillaz album is finished and tour rehearsals have begun.
  2. With this Facebook post, Beyonce took a subtle shot at Donald Trump.
  3. Nicki Minaj’s clothing line has been dropped by Kmart because sales have gone off a cliff.
  4. Garth Brooks pulled an Oprah Winfrey with a couple of fans: “YOU get a car! And YOU get a car!”
  5. Please stop asking Bob Marley’s granddaughter to smoke weed with you.
  6. Why did the Atlanta Falcons collapse in the Super Bowl? It was Lady Gaga’s fault.
  7. Dancing is now legal in Henryetta, Oklahoma. Up until now, you could have been fined $25.
  8. Here’s a new animated movie that might be worth a look: Rock Dog. Yes, it’s about a dog who rocks.
  9. British music really sucks right now.” Discuss.
  10. Here are the final 2016 market share numbers for record labels and music publishers.
  11. Who let the dogs out? Now we know.
  12. Anyone want to buy the car in which Tupac was shot?
  13. Noel Gallagher loses phone, figures its massive archive of porn has ruined his chance of being knighted.
  14. Beyonce lip syncs. Adele doesn’t. Any questions?”
  15. Soundgarden has announced a spring tour, but there are no Canadian dates yet.

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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