Random Music News for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I can’t believe it’s still January. Oh, and happy fifth birthday to the iPad. (Watch this 90 second evolution of the thing.)

  1. The fall of the Russian ruble is killing touring in that country.
  2. New prediction: by 2020, there will be more than quarter BILLION connected cars on the road.
  3. Someone please send this woman a package of death metal records. Now.
  4. It looks like the new Muse album will be called Drones. Rumours abound of big guitar sounds, too.
  5. Do hackers have a whack of nude photos of Taylor Swift? She says “no.” But she definitely was hacked.
  6. L7: The documentary and the video.
  7. The cult of a drummer. As a drummer myself, I highly recommend you read this.
  8. The Stone Roses’ Ian Brown testified against a child abusing teacher.
  9. No, not THAT Kraftwerk. But could there be a trademark issue here?
  10. Sammy Hagar just got his own radio show… (Via Tom)
  11. …and so did Rod Stewart.
  12. Here’s an Australian report on how Canadian album sales fell 5% last year.
  13. I’m not sure if I want an Amazon Echo or if I’d just be creeped out by it.
  14. This is what can happen when your mother’s name is “Madonna.”
  15. Just for fun: the all-time top 40 best-selling singles in the UK.
  16. A Woody Allen opera?

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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