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Published on January 29th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, January 29, 2018

Yes, it’s Monday, but in just a couple more days we’ll have put January behind us. Another four weeks and we can seriously start talking about spring. Meanwhile, here’s the music news for January 29, 2018.

  1. CBS charged up to a million dollars for a commercial on last night’s Grammy Awards.
  2. Linkin Park says they have every intention of continuing without Chester Bennington.
  3. This is a bit odd. KFC’s first-ever female Colonel Sanders is country star Reba McEntire.
  4. Eddie Van Halen has sued a photographer to prevent the release of some old Van Halen rehearsal footage.
  5. One of Donald Trump’s lawyers–actually his pick for White House counsel–lets off steam by playing in a band.
  6. Bon Jovi wine? Hey, everyone else seems to be doing it…
  7. Do you forget the books you’ve read or the movies you’ve seen? Don’t worry. It’s normal.
  8. Ed Sheeran is NOT dead. But an 82-year-old Icelandic mechanic is. It’s all very confusing.
  9. Why is Robbie Williams always fighting with Jimmy Page? Oh, right.
  10. Gwyneth Paltrow says “Chris Martin is like my brother,” which is a bit weird. And I wonder if Chris knows about this?
  11. Monday fun: This grandma has no trouble rapping “99 Problems” in front of her grandchildren.
  12. This Argentine film explores the whole “why do so many rock stars die at 27” question. The answer is…goofy. Fun, but goofy.
  13. The day George Harrison walked out on the Beatles.
  14. Nice to see this ex-husband-and-wife getting along so well.
  15. Gotta love They Might Be Giants. Here’s why.
  16. Liam Gallagher seems to be having a good time.



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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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