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Published on February 5th, 2018 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Monday, February 5, 2018

I’m in Nashville all this week for a radio seminar and to do some interviews for Vintage-TV. That means ribs for dinner every night. Here’s the music news for February 5, 2018.

  1. Lady Gaga is not well. Seriously not well. This isn’t good.
  2. Streaming continues to get hotter. Apple Music now claims 36 million paid subscribers.
  3. This is why it’s good to be Lenny Kravitz.
  4. Only Ed Sheeran would think of asking Beyonce to sing at his wedding.
  5. This song from Sting resulted in a charge of domestic battery. Not surprisingly, it was “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free.”
  6. If you hate the idea of bowel songs coming out of the bathroom, you need this new toilet.
  7. Thom Yorke gets into the business of soundtracks just like bandmate Jonny Greenwood.
  8. Logic’s Grammy performance of the song “1-800-273-8255” with Alessia Cara and Khalid resulted in a tripling of calls the Suicide Prevention Hotline. This Grammy moment actually saved some lives.
  9. Speaking of the Grammys, Father John Misty belatedly accepted his award with this hysterical little speech.
  10. These church bells have rung every night for 239 years. They will now stop because of ONE complaint.
  11. This is officially the weirdest radio station in the UK.
  12. Bands recall their terrible first gigs.
  13. Jack White’s Third Man Records has announced its second children’s book.
  14. This is one big money Prince memorabilia auction.
  15. Mashing up music and an old-school auctioneer: This is fun for a Monday. (Via Tom)
  16. A new documentary is coming that follows the Beatles through their famous trip to India is coming.
  17. Sometimes things get dire and musicians have to sell some treasured possessions.
  18. Here’s a good news man-reunited-with-his-stolen-guitar story.

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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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