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Published on January 14th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, January 14, 2017

Yesterday was doubly superstitious: Friday the 13th and a full moon. Everyone okay today? Good. Here’s some music news.

  1. Worried about club closings across the country? You should be.
  2. Maybe the solution is to turn gyms into nightclubs on the weekends. It’s already happening.
  3. More vinyl pressing capacity for Toronto!
  4. I dare you to disagee with Trent Reznor’s assessment of today’s music.
  5. This Green Day fan is an AWFUL roommate.
  6. So much for Joseph-Fiennes-as-Michael-Jackson.
  7. Meek Mill has challenged Drake to a boxing match with a proposed purse of $5 million.
  8. Tommy Allsup, the guitarist who almost joined Buddy Holly on his final plane ride has died.
  9. There are towns across Australia that are failing. Can they be saved by music festivals?
  10. Is Ace Frehley coming back to KISS? Maybe.
  11. Get ready to headbang to “Bohemian Rhapsody” again. Wayne’s World is coming back for its 25th anniversary.
  12. Forty percent of Fleetwood Mac is getting back together–and which 40% is a surprise. (Via Pamela)
  13. William Peter Blatty, the author of The Exorcist, has died at 89. Cue Mike Oldfield and “Tubular Bells.” (On a related note, this Omen-related story is a bit freaky.)
  14. U2 explains why this 30th anniversary Joshua Tree tour is more than just nostalgia.
  15. So SiriusXM is thinking about buying Pandora?
  16. Two members of the band Tower of Power were hit by a train and are now in critical condition.



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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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