Random Music News for Monday, February 6, 2016

I had a weird dream where I was the manager of a New Wave-ish indie-pop band in which all the members wore weird costumes. The dream involved trying to find a bun for the keyboard player who was dressed as a wiener. What’s wrong with me? And now, the music news.

  1. Did you notice that the Atlanta Falcons trolled the New England Patriots by running out onto the field to Ozzy’s “Crazy Train?” That’s the Patriots’ entrance music.
  2. Seven surprising Super Bowl halftime moments.
  3. Remember when The Simpsons predicted Lady Gaga’s performance at the Super Bowl?
  4. And speaking of her halftime performance, this video may make you tear up.
  5. He’s still dead and the legal issues around Michael Jackson keep on coming. How much is his image and likeness worth? There are BIG tax implications to this.
  6. Some ancient tapes of live recordings (at least 40 years old) of Bob Marley have been discovered.
  7. Funeral drama for a late member of Status Quo.
  8. The vinyl king of Kenya.
  9. About half of all US smartphones have their FM chips enabled. Why not in Canada?
  10. Here’s a look at the latest dashboard displays. We’ve come a long way since the push-button radio.
  11. George Michael’s boyfriend is off the hook in his murder investigation.
  12. A full-on Genesis reunion? Really?

 

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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