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Published on January 7th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, January 7, 2019

Day three of my trip to CES in Las Vegas. Man, there’s a lot of weird stuff on display here. Details soon. Meanwhile, here’s music news for January 7, 2019.

  1. Rock fans are not pleased with this year’s Coachella lineup, probably because it contains very little rock.
  2. This should be a good series of posts: Often Forgotten Canadian Hard Rock/Metal Bands,
  3. This was an interesting by-product of the R Kelly docu-drama on Lifetime.
  4. The guy who invented the first easy-to-use web browser maintains that audio is still very, very important when it comes to ad
  5. Wildcard weekend is over for the NFL and the league still can’t firm up entertainment for the halftime show for Super Bowl LIII.
  6. Missed Adele on her last tour? You may be out of luck forever.
  7. And I can’t imagine we’ll see much of Annie Lennox on tour ever again because of a serious pain problem.
  8. Snoop Dogg would like everyone to know he’s still not a fan of Donald Trump.
  9. Bowie fans are going to want to look at this book which looks at his legacy song by song.
  10. I had no idea that there was a secret payload aboard Elon Musk’s “Starman” Tesla that’s now orbiting the sun. Pretty, pretty, cool.
  11. Because it’s Monday, you might want this list of songs about oral sex. Just sayin’.
  12. The Spice Girls have turn down more than $100 million to tour the US on their reunion.
  13. How about a novel featuring a fictional John Lennon?
  14. All musicians should read this story about money management.
  15. Crickets?



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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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