Published on January 7th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Saturday, January 7, 2016
I’m in Fredericton NB for the Canadian University Press conference where I’m going to deliver a talk called “Long Live Radio.” I’m also supposed to go get a drink from the city’s legendary ultra-grumpy bartender. In music news…
- Statistically, we should only have a celebrity death year like 2016 once every 200 years.
- Even dead people won’t perform for Donald Trump’s inauguration.
- Wait: David Bowie didn’t know he was dying when he made the Blackstar album?
- The major crime unit has been called in to probe the death of George Michael.
- There was another big push and a series of endorsements for Hi-Res Audio at CES this year. As someone who loves high fidelity music, I hope this works.
- Guitarists, raise a pint to this: It was 50 years ago that the wah-wah pedal was invented.
- Lots of IPOs coming. Spotify?
- “Kanye West’s Year of Breaking Bad.” Interesting article from the New York Times.
- There were lots of stars at the memorial for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
- There will be a new Foo Fighters album by the end of the year. That’s what it looks like, anyway.
- AEG, the owner of Coachella, has a real PR problem on their hands.
- I had no idea there was still one living location of Sam the Record Man.
- Canada’s newest vinyl production plant is almost ready to go online.
- Here’s an interesting theory about how radio could become more important in connected cars.
- After conquering Madison Square Garden, Billy Joel is moving to Dodger Stadium.
- There will soon be a new course in Dylanology at Cambridge.