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Published on January 8th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, January 8, 2018

It’s FINALLY warmed up around where I live. About time, too, because the dogs had been asking how to use the toilet. This is your music news for Monday, January 8, 2018.

  1. Today would have been David Bowie’s 71st birthday. Have you seen David Bowie: The Last Five Years yet? It’s very good. HBO Canada has it tonight.
  2. And if you need more Bowie, go here.
  3. Even the wife one of the guys in Tool says that there will be an album this year.
  4. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong doesn’t want Trump fans following Green Day.
  5. And Axl Rose isn’t a Trump fan, either.
  6. Nor is Fred Durst. He has some advice for Trump.
  7. And Bono gets some attention about Trump in Breitbart, of all places. (Via Larry)
  8. Low-power radio is becoming something of a thing in the US.
  9. This could catch on in 2018: Concert t-shirts with anti-sexual harassment messages.
  10. Meanwhile, a former Live Nation executive has been sentenced for his pervy videos.
  11. Want to see some cool celebrity/music photos? Check out Arthur Usherton’s library.
  12. Band meeting! Flight of the Conchords is returning with a one-hour special.
  13. You gotta love Michael Bublé’s sense of humour. (Via Larry again)
  14. A nightlight emoji projector for…your toilet?
  15. Why do people keep insisting that cassettes are back?
  16. If you step on a security guard’s foot at a Singapore EDM festival, you could be fined $10,000.
  17. Is the music industry back? Apparently.
  18. The Doors now have an intersection named after them in Encino, California.



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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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