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Published on February 6th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Happy 57th birthday, Axl Rose. And now for music news on February 6, 2019.

  1. A Foo Fighter got hurt and shows have been canceled. Which Foo? And what happened? No one is saying.
  2. Live Nation just bought Toronto’s Embrace Presents. That means more Live Nation bookings in venues like the Danforth Music Hall and Velvet Underground.
  3. Guns N’ Roses…cheese? Yep. (Via Tom)
  4. The Prodigy had the number-one-selling cassette in 2018. Whoop-de-doo.
  5. Wait: Some people think that James Brown was murdered? (Via Steve)
  6. Should Apple buy Netflix? Or Sonos? Discuss.
  7. Are you an artist on tour? This may help.
  8. I’m not sure what’s going on here, but it is Japan, the closest place to Mars without leaving the planet.
  9. I love this: Why we need audiophiles.
  10. Want to buy the ranch of an Eagle? Go here.
  11. There’s a big conference in Berlin on making vinyl coming up later this year. Looks interesting.
  12. A good question: What does “indie” mean in 2019?



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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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