Random Music News for Monday, January 12, 2015

January is almost half over. That’s gotta count for something.

  1. Here’s a selection of wireless earbuds that actually work well.  I’d just lose one, though. They’re the new mittens.
  2. Rush’s Neil Peart has a new book on motorcycles.
  3. An academic conference on Kraftwerk?  I can see it. (Via Tom)
  4. Feed this app your music library and it’ll show you how to play it.
  5. Remember that sick singer from Lostprophets that was convicted on child abuse charges last year? The story continues with his sicko girlfriend.
  6. Why do so many pop songs sound the same? This article explains a lot.
  7. You know that Kurt Cobain documentary called Montage of Heck? HBO will air it starting May 4.
  8. Marilyn Manson now says he invented the word “grunge.”
  9. Did you know that Dr. Dre made $20 a second in 2014.
  10. The controversy over Justin Bieber’s recent Calvin Klein underwear ad just won’t go away. Someone Photoshopped him–but who?
  11. Oh, to be the kid of Jay Z and Beyonce. Such privilege for a three year-old.
  12. The owner of the Cavern Club–and a guy who booked the Beatles–has died.
  13. 3D printing is now being used for custom-fitted headphones.
  14. Iron Maiden-branded headphones? Yep.
  15. Oasis: The Musical.

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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