Random Music News for Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy MLK Day! Or is it “Merry MLK Day?” I get confused.

  1. Britney Spears’ ex was shot down and killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Seriously.
  2. Here’s dirt on Mariah Carey’s latest divorce.
  3. Madonna cleavage. That is all.
  4. This judge really has it in for Snoop Dogg–and he wasn’t even on trial.
  5. David Byrne + Gotye [VIDEO]
  6. Confirmed: Ariana Grande has demons. ACTUAL demons. Or so she says.
  7. Weirdo producer Kim Fowley died last week. Best learn who he was and what he did.
  8. Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scanlin was arrested in Denver for–get this–riding the airport baggage carousel.
  9. Bjork’s new album has apparently leaked months before its scheduled released.
  10. A live Grease musical on Fox. Ugh.
  11. No more of this cassette resurrection nonsense! Please?
  12. HMV is once again the biggest physical retailer of music in the UK.
  13. Interested in buying Kim Kardashian’s Rolls Royce?
  14. Denis Leary has some interesting things to say about Dave Grohl.
  15. Pandora thinks it can predict the Grammy winners.
  16. New device allows the deaf to “hear” through their tongues.

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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