Random Music News for Thursday, January 22, 2015

It was on this date in 1992 that Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman in space.

  1. Deadmau5 is building a killer sound system into his Jeep.
  2. Linkin Park has had to cancel a tour because singer Chester Bennington is hurt and needs “immediate medical attention.”
  3. And Billy Idol’s North American tour is off because he has a chest infection.
  4. If you’re a chart junkie, you’ll love what Billboard has done with their archives.
  5. Here’s how Universal Music is setting up in Africa.
  6. This is an early test drive of Apple’s CarPlay.
  7. This band has written an entire album based on professional wrestling.
  8. Elton John is about to make soooooo much money in Las Vegas.
  9. Katy Perry kicks in $5K to help TLC record an album.
  10. LL Cool J is going to host the Grammys again. That means I’ll be yelling at the TV again.
  11. Here are some brutal truths about how people react to music.
  12. Apple bought a London-based music analytics firm to take on Spotify’s The Echo Nest. Can a Beats relaunch be far behind.

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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