Random Music News for Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy birthday Questlove!

  1. Need to know more about the Korean rap scene? Start here.
  2. Cannibal Corpse runs into more protests, this time in South Africa.
  3. If you’re a Clash fan, you might want to consider this London exhibit of Paul Simonon’s art. (Via Tom)
  4. Someone actually used “Martin Luther King” and “Justin Bieber” in the same sentence yesterday.
  5. Meanwhile, Bieber cost the Raptors’ Kyle Lowry close to 25,000 all-star votes. (Tom again.)
  6. James Blunt is a bit paranoid methinks.
  7. Queer music festivals: they’re on the rise worldwide.
  8. Who’s Emily Lazar? She’s a woman working in the boys club of music engineering. And she’s doing well.
  9. Did you know these TV stars can also sing?
  10. Why is James Franco writing essays about Lana Del Rey?
  11. How’s this for a book: Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music. Who knew that being an oboist in New York could be like this?
  12. This is kinda cool: our prime minister has an electric guitar collection.  Okay, so two of them are from Nickelback…
  13. In real estate news, this guy outbid Jay Z and Beyonce on a $70 LA mansion.
  14. If you’re a girl in Malaysia, do NOT hug a K-pop star.
  15. You know that new $1,200 Walkman? Does it sound any good? Here’s a review.
  16. The Beastie Boys vs. Monster Energy Drink: The lawsuit.

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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