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Published on January 14th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, January 14, 2019

On this day in 1986, the first-ever PC virus. (c)Brain, was released into the wild. As for music news on January 14, 2019...

  1. Mike Patton of Faith No More was supposed to sing the national anthem before Saturday’s Cowboys/Rams game but got sick and couldn’t make it. Wait: Mike Patton?
  2. Maroon 5 has officially confirmed their appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show. Guests will be Big Boi and Travis Scott.
  3. Motown fans should read this story from the BBC.
  4. Kanye wanted a dome? F**k that.
  5. Damn, but Apple buys a LOT of first and business airline tickets.
  6. I love weird radio industry stories like this.
  7. And here come the R Kelly denials
  8. …as a plane flies over Sony HQ with a banner demanding that the label drop him…
  9. …and as Illinois denies him a concert permit.
  10. If you’ve been wondering what Adam Lambert thinks of Bohemian Rhapsody, here’s your answer.
  11. And if you’re wondering about Freddie Mercury’s ex-fiance and that house they used to share…
  12. More on why the world still needs record labels.
  13. Jimmy Page and Robbie Williams are neighbours. They don’t get along. And it keeps getting worse.
  14. Spotify has a new revenue stream.
  15. Need some nostalgia? Here’s the latest post about often forgotten Canadian rock bands.
  16. And are we entering the age of music festival nostalgia?



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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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