Random Music News for Saturday, February 4, 2017

It was on this day in 1972 when the Simbionese Liberation Army kidnapped Patty Hearst. And now in music news…

  1. The Gun N’ Roses Not in This Lifetime tour through South American grossed $56,454,200 over just 13 shows. And up all of 2016 and the gross is $116.8 million. Wow.
  2. Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy is getting her own line of cosmetics. She’s five. FIVE!
  3. Meanwhile, Mommy’s pregnancy photos are inspiring some bad imitations.
  4. Ozzy says he’s going to cry at the last Sabbath show.
  5. A not-so-smooth criminal.
  6. Eminem has called Donald Trump “a bitch.”
  7. Frank Ocean is being sued for defamation by…his father?
  8. Imagine Dragons’ new song is being introduced via Nintendo Super Bowl commercial.
  9. Tom DeLonge doesn’t seem to miss being in blink-182. He’s directing a film about skateboarders–and aliens.
  10. There’s an Eric Clapton documentary coming–and there are apparently plenty of drug stories.
  11. Heard about the Canadian music editor at Vice accused of hiring drug mules?

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.

3 thoughts on “Random Music News for Saturday, February 4, 2017

  • February 4, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Patty Smith was kidnapped by the SLA?
    That explains so much

      • February 6, 2017 at 11:25 am

        That’s ok Alan. I will never forget you chiding the ( I’m assuming female listeners) for putting razorblade suitcase on CFNY’s top 10 list for two years in a row. ?


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