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Published on January 27th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, January 27, 2017

Construction in my basement continues. The smaller of the two bull terriers is losing her mind. Meanwhile, here’s music news.

  1. Anthrax beer! (That sounds more appealing when you realize that we’re talking about the metal band and not the weaponized sheep disease.)
  2. We might soon reach the end of terrible WiFi. Let’s hope so.
  3. Tony Bennett will join Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime performance. A short video, apparently.
  4. If you’re a fan of the Velvet Underground, you might be interested in what John Cale is doing today.
  5. Never, ever whistle at Gordon Ramsey.
  6. Donald Trump has a new Secret Service-approved smartphone. More tweets? Less?’
  7. Kurt Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean, is now modeling for Marc Jacobs.
  8. Well, this is an odd Scorpions supercut. Please, Klaus, give it a rest.
  9. Elton John is working on a Devil Wears Prada musical for Broadway.
  10. I don’t get it, but Twenty One Pilots is YUUUUGGGEE.
  11. Frances Bean Cobain says “I’m over the 90s.” Well, I hope so.
  12. Experts say that Spotify and Apple Music will struggle in China. Here’s the reason.
  13. And while we’re on the subject, here’s a look at digital music trends in places like China, Russia, Africa and Latin America.
  14. This looks fun: A world map of music.
  15. Ever wonder where the term “Bluetooth” came from? There’s a reason you should spell it with a capital “B,” too.
  16. Wanna buy a table for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony? It’ll cost you. A lot.



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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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