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Published on February 8th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, February 8, 2016

Aren’t we due for a long weekend soon? HURRY UP! And now, the music news.

  1. Check out this very early Guns ‘N Roses documentary. (Via Michael)
  2. The Monkees are back with a 50th anniversary tour and a new album.
  3. The voice of Siri is also a cat. That statement requires some explanation.
  4. What would it like to be one of Sting’s lackeys?
  5. Live Nation just had an interesting court case go in their favour.
  6. Even Pete Townshend wouldn’t destroy a 150-year-old guitar.
  7. Is this guy the happiest trombone player ever? (Via Danny)
  8. Remember Pete Burns from Dead or Alive? He’s had some, er, alterations.
  9. Romanian pickpockets have gone on tour with some British bands.
  10. Some very cool guitars are about to go up for sale.
  11. If you go to the gym, you might find this funny.
  12. Bey-Z? (Via Tom)
  13. A violinist with brain damaged played again for the first time in nearly 30 years using “mind-reading technology.”
  14. WhoSampled has been integrated with Spotify for a new iPhone app.
  15. Miami-Dade County wants to block a Duran Duran concert.
  16. Anthrax has been sued for $1 million over their ugly Hanukkah sweater.



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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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