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Published on January 16th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, January 16, 2017

On this day in 1929, Popeye the Sailor Man made his debut. And now in music news…

  1. Jack White’s Third Man Records is planning its own vinyl pressing plant.
  2. Good timing, too. Vinyl is also exploding in Japan.
  3. Fifty Shades of Greythe musical. Wait–what?
  4. David Byrne has written a musical about Joan of Arc.
  5. Here’s an interesting piece of Tupac memorabilia that’s going up for sale.
  6. Apparently, Prince was quite the secret philanthropist….
  7. …but he also really liked to party.
  8. This is sweet: Kids trying to explain colours to a blind pianist using only words and sounds.
  9. I just bought some Apple AirPods. I hope this commercial is correct.
  10. Salon has this long and loving look at Rush.
  11. Another Sex Pistols reunion? Well, it depends…
  12. Dammit. Bowie was at least thinking about playing live again when he died.
  13. So will we see a reunion of the classic Smashing Pumpkins lineup this year? Billy continues to soften on the matter.
  14. There’s a big goodbye planned for the late Status Quo guitarist, Rick Parfitt.
  15. Taylor Swift has some interesting real estate plans for a place in California.
  16. Question: Is Tay-Tay the new Eddie Van Halen? (Via Tom)
  17. So much for that Soundgarden documentary. Instead, there will be a Chris Cornell film. (Via Michael)



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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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