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Published on February 11th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, February 11, 2019

I still can’t get over this Jeff Bezos vs. The National Enquirer thing, especially when you distill it down to this brilliant New York Post headline: “Bezos Exposes Pecker.” Pithy, that. I wish I had something as clever for music news for February 11, 2019.

  1. On a semi-related subject, two women are now talking about the fling they had with David Bowie when they were 15.
  2. Ozzy is being treated in intensive care with his flu over concerns about pneumonia.
  3. A man drove an SUV through John Mellencamp’s security gate so he could arrest him. What?
  4. Headline of the weekend: ‘I told my wife HMV’s up for grabs. “No f**ing way” she said’: We speak to the vinyl junkie who’s saved a British high street legend.
  5. For reasons no one can figure out, a Dinosaur Jr. song from 1994 is currently a hit in Japan. Huh?
  6. Another warning about festival ticket scammers. They’re out there.
  7. Seth Rogen’s new film will be a parody of the Fyre Festival called Lonely Island. This should be fun.
  8. There’s an eight-part podcast on the history of The Clash coming up later this month. Here’s a trailer.
  9. Gucci is facing a big backlash from hip-hop and R&B artists over the fashion line’s stupid sweater.
  10. The next edition of Apple’s AirPods will have some interesting new features.
  11. Kanye has been sued over a prayer sample on one of his songs.
  12. Want to learn to appreciate bourbon? The start with music.
  13. Interactive music and video games: a new era is here.
  14. Spotify vs. Apple over podcasting: This is war.



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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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