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Published on January 9th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, January 9, 2017

One more day and we’ll be into the double-digit dates of January. In other words, we’re making progress. And now, the music day’s music news.

  1. Thousands turned up to a David Bowie birthday tribute in London yesterday.
  2. Sabbath’s Tony Iommi is given the all-clear after a cancer scare. And he’s also gone classical.
  3. They’re still taking inventory of Prince’s estate (estimated at $300 million) and they’ve found some gold bars.
  4. Looking for a name for your band? Stay away from these.
  5. Fun: Mariah Carey’s angry minions.
  6. So much for Martin Scorsese’s Frank Sinatra biopic. He’s given up.
  7. A fight between Vince Neil and Boy George on Celebrity Apprentice? Cool!
  8. This college in Georgia is going offer an entire course in Outkast.
  9. What do you have to do to get a lifetime ban from a fitness chain? Ask Chris Brown.
  10. British police are pissed at…Ed Sheeran? Yep.
  11. Kelly Osbourne has a lot to say about her dad in a new tell-all biography. Nice family…
  12. A month to go before we see our Gaga Super Bowl. She’s been practicing.
  13. Deep Purple has launched a lawsuit against their accountant for embezzlement.
  14. Paul Shaffer–he of David Letterman’s show–and his World’s Most Dangerous Band–are going to release an album.
  15. There’s just one Sam the Record Man left in the word–and the store would like to be declared a tourist attraction.
  16. Redoing your kitchen? This $14,000 gadget does everything–including playing music for your herb garden.
  17. A Justin Bieber-Belle hybrid doll? Weird. (Via Tom)



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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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