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Published on February 14th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day: a made-up holiday designed to make dudes feel guilty and single people even more lonely. Who needs it? Best just concentrate on the music news for February 14, 2018.

  1. Headley is caught up in some #MeToo allegations on Twitter.
  2. Why are so many rock stars suddenly retiring and going on farewell tours?
  3. YouTube Red is about to expand to 100 countries. That includes Canada, I assume (Or is it here already? There are so many YouTube products that I couldn’t be bothered to look.)
  4. Chris Cornell is going to appear on the new upcoming Johnny Cash album.
  5. Is public WiFi a health hazard?
  6. Still haven’t made it in the music business? Here are some musicians who stuck it out before they found success.
  7. Is K-Pop killing people?
  8. A dude who is obsessed with Miley Cyrus has been detained before anything bad could have happened.
  9. Here’s where women are going to tell their #MeToo stories from the music industry. It makes for sober reading.
  10. Facebook is running into trouble. Here’s an analysis of that.
  11. Consumer Reports has an early review of Apple’s HomePod.
  12. Got music on Bandcamp? Here’s the company’s annual review.
  13. A rise in use of MDMA? Blame Kayne and Jay-Z, apparently.
  14. Just because some artists can work together doesn’t mean they should.
  15. Here are the books people in the music industry are reading.



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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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