Random Music News for Wednesday, January 21, 2015

On this day in 1981, the DeLorean sports car went into production in Northern Ireland.

  1. Justin Bieber is getting his own roast on Comedy Central. There will be blood. (Via Tom)
  2. In a case of, um, dubious timing, the Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel will have a solo album out as the same time as his boss. Listen to a sample here.
  3. Jon Stewart got into a fight with Mike Huckabee about Beyonce. You read that right.
  4. Weird Al just announced his world tour. Attendance is mandatory, apparently.
  5. Put those tongues away, ladies.
  6. How to sing with your mouth closed.
  7. Hey! Bjork’s new album is suddenly on iTunes! Isn’t that, like, two months early?
  8. Kid Rock killed a mountain lion.
  9. Here’s a photo of what got Wes Scantlin arrested at the airport in Denver. I see it now. (Oh, and he was bailed out by a fan.)
  10. The grunge forest. You’ll understand it when you see it.
  11. Got a pool? Then you’ll like this floating speaker.
  12. The shortlist for the Australian Music Prize–their equivalent to Polaris–has been released.

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.

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