Random Music News for Saturday, February 24, 2018

If you’re watching the Olympics today, be prepared to hear a lot about today being the 38th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice. And in music news for February 24, 2018…

  1. Here are my weekly music recommendations for Global News.
  2. Duncan Jones, the filmmaker son of David Bowie, has a new sci-fi tribute to his dad.
  3. The latest government to consider action against scalpers is Ireland.
  4. Musicians and access to mental health care: A conversation that needs to happen.
  5. The #MeToo revolution keeps rolling through the music industry. Who’s next?
  6. NOW magazine, Toronto’s alternative weekly, is working hard to deal with the new digital realities of print.
  7. This is the kind of Olympic figure skating music I can buy into. (Via Tom)
  8. The Junos are a month away. Arcade Fire has agreed to perform and receive the Juno International Achievement Award.
  9. What the hell is Thom Yorke tweeting about?
  10. Ethan Kath’s lawsuit against former Crystal Castles bandmate Alice Glass has been dismissed. This is a bad #MeToo situation.
  11. Foghat “Slow Ride” condoms? What took them so long?
  12. I was on the Toronto Mike podcast talking about my all-time favourite songs. Listen here.
  13. A SLAYER documentary? Yes, please.
  14. The Osbournes will finally have a podcast. (Via Tom)
  15. A brief history of songs called “Freebird 2.” Wait–what are you talking about?
  16. By the way, George Harrison, the youngest Beatle, would have turned 75 tomorrow.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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