Random Music News for Monday, January 5, 2015

Ugh. The dreaded single digit dates of January. Spring seems so far, far, away.  And now that you’re bummed out…

  1. Here’s an article that talks about what college students think about vinyl.
  2. Remember The New Radicals and their song “You Get What You Give?” The singer is back–kind of.
  3. A Welsh man has been banned from drinking alcohol after called 911 and claiming his was Nicki Minaj. Twice.
  4. Paul McCartney suddenly has a thing for working with hip hop and R&B artists.
  5. Ten artists that refuse to stream their music. There’s more than just Thom Yorke and Taylor Swift.
  6. Is Jack Antanoff .fun and Bleachers engaged to Lena Dunham?
  7. Tom Chaplin of Keane suffered a break-in at his house and his wife’s diamond ring is missing.
  8. Mariah Carey bought and RV. It has a dance club.
  9. Andrew Lloyd Webber wants there to be WiFi is every church. Wait–what?
  10. Here’s a list of hit songs from 2014 that I’m going to bet you’ll never, ever want to hear again.
  11. This website could be your all-in-one torrent machine. Tread carefully…
  12. Sony is bringing a brand new Walkman to CES.
  13. So who was Eddie Vedder hanging out in with in Hawaii over the holidays?  Barack Obama.
  14. Paul McCartney says you shouldn’t waste your time taking courses on the Beatles.  Aw, Macca, you’re just being modest.
  15. Remember how Canadian indie darling Matt DeMarco was selling some old, dirty shoes on eBay for charity? Someone paid over $21,000 for them.
  16. Travelling in the US with your musical instrument? There are new rules in effect.
  17. Michael Jackson’s son is hanging out with Justin Bieber. No good can come of this. (Via Tom)
  18. The Brad Pitt singalong.

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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