Random Music News for Thursday, January 26, 2017

Construction has started on my new office complex in the basement. This is going to take a while. And now, the music news…

  1. Butch Trucks, founding member and drummer for the Allman Brothers band, has died at 69.
  2. The Stone Temple Pilots vow to continue on without Scott Weiland despite the criticisms.
  3. Attention haters: Nickelback is now the 11th best-selling musical act in history.
  4. An unauthorized biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield entitled So Let It Be Written will be publishing in April.
  5. Madonna is NOT out to adopt more kids.
  6. Donald Trump = More protest songs.
  7. Speaking of whom, Adam Horovitz has something to say about “alternative facts.”
  8. SLAYER + Donald Trump + devil horns = CONTROVERSY! (Via Tom)
  9. Could tsunamis be stopped with sound waves?
  10. David Bowie memorial stamps! Order now!
  11. A Million Juggalo March on Washington? That I want to see!
  12. Need to change the way shoppers behave in your store? Change the music.
  13. Looks like Prophets of Rage are teasing fans with the prospect of new music.
  14. Has Beyonce joined the Marvel Universe?
  15. The battle over Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged guitar continues.
  16. Death has been very good for George Michael’s record sales.

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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