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Published on January 31st, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Goodbye, January. And now, some music news.

  1. Uh-oh. Has Tool hit a roadblock in the recording of their new album?
  2. So Josh Homme doesn’t think much of Donald Trump, then…
  3. Interesting: Internet service providers, studios and record labels have given up on the copyright alert system because it just doesn’t work.
  4. Here’s a nice profile of Hugh’s Room, the Toronto music venue that is poised to come back from the dead.
  5. Ozzy: “I am NOT a sex addict! I am A ROCK STAR!”
  6. Here’s the first Syrian musician I’ve heard of to be impacted by the Trump travel ban.
  7. Another sad week for physical albums sales in the US. John Mayer’s new album debuted at #1 with just 38,000 units sold. The whole Top 200 adds up to less than 624,000 copies.
  8. Purple Spotify Billboards? Does this mean Prince’s music is coming to the service soon? Maybe timed with the Grammys?
  9. David Lee Roth has been sued over an alleged dog attack.
  10. An al-Qaida attack has killed a famous desert music festival in Mali.
  11. Do you have to choose between growing up and nightlife? This article tackles that question.



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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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