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Published on February 1st, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Friday, February 1, 2019

Go home, polar vortex. You’re drunk. Leave us to our music news for February 1, 2019.

  1. This is the new lineup of AC/DC. Sort of.
  2. R Kelly is shopping around a new album. Will anyone take the bait?
  3. This guy has been arrested for holding a meth-and-metal “death party” for his wife.
  4. The KISS fight is getting weirder.
  5. And Dr. Luke controversy continues getting weird and weirder.
  6. And Twisted Sister’s fight with an Australian politician keeps escalating.
  7. Interested in the iPhone 11 and 12? Look at this.
  8. Ariana Grande is trying to defend her recent tattoo problems.
  9. Justin Bieber has launched a fashion line called Drew House. Thoughts?
  10. Be careful about offering thoughts on oral sex when you appear in a music documentary. Otherwise, this could happen.
  11. This is encouraging: Two-thirds of British children make music.
  12. You know who’s keeping CDs alive? Classical music fans.
  13. SiriusXM satellite radio now claims 34 million subscribers.
  14. The “Baby Shark” thing is not going away.
  15. No, Drake didn’t tip McDonald’s employees $20,000.
  16. Can you be sent to jail for playing a song? Apparently so.
  17. In retrospect, we probably should have suspected something was weird about the Fyre Festival.



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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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