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Published on January 27th, 2015 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy birthday, Mike Patton. You’re 47.

  1. Pras of the Fugees wants to get a diaper-wearing pop star elected president of Haiti. And you though Canadian politics was messed up…
  2. Think you know your song lyrics sexual innuendo? Take this test.
  3. Mike Tyson is a guest performer on the upcoming Madonna album. Yes, that Mike Tyson.
  4. Notice which musicians made the BBC’s “Most Influential Briton” list.
  5. Let’s revisit this idea of “No Pop,” shall we?
  6. Paul McCartney isn’t producing all of Kanye’s next album.
  7. Is Rock Band (the video came) about to make a big comeback?
  8. A brewery offered Noel Gallagher a lifetime supply of beer in exchange doing just one thing.
  9. Morrissey tells a fan he has Ebola. (He doesn’t, really. He just didn’t want to sign an autograph.)
  10. This Girl Scout looks suspiciously like Justin Bieber. (Via Tom)
  11. Norwegian music sales rise 11% thanks to streaming. Wait–what?
  12. A Harley once owned by Jerry Lee Lewis just sold for $380,000 USD.
  13. Wait: Sunrise Records is opening a new store? Yep. In Timmins. (Via FYI Music News)
  14. Here’s an interesting story on how musicians are coming up with original ways to make money.

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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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