Random Music News for Saturday, February 11, 2017

MCing a wedding in Singapore today. A dry wedding. This should be interesting. Now, the music news.

  1. Daniel Ek, the CEO of Spotify, has been named the most powerful person in music.
  2. Are you a fan of Protest the Hero? Here’s a good interview with Rody Walker.
  3. Apple’s iPhones to use “quantum tunneling?” Huh?
  4. And Apple seems to be going all-in when it comes to wireless charging.
  5. A children’s song has been banned in Germany because of a complaint from a vegan.
  6. A Chinese airline passenger has been jailed for refusing to stop using his phone (listening to music?) on takeoff.
  7. Meanwhile, guitarist Rick Derringer has been arrested for taking a loaded gun on a plane.
  8. Well, this isn’t going to help the schism in New Order, is it?
  9. Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has had some issues with his health. Again.
  10. Vanity Fair picks music’s most stylish men.

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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