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Published on January 25th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Contractors are in today to start finishing my basement, fulfilling a 12-year dream. It’ll be worth eight weeks of dust and noise. I think. And now, the music news…

  1. This looks interesting: a documentary on how Native American music influenced rock.
  2. Rumour is that Elastica has reunited to make a record. They split up in 2001.
  3. Here’s a new tool for monitoring Shazam data.
  4. A fine article on the dancing mascots of rock.
  5. Apparently, growing up at Michael Jackson’s Neverland wasn’t very nice. Oh, and Michael Jackson was allegedly murdered. See?
  6. Thinking of buying a new iPad? You might want to wait a little longer.
  7. Tool’s Maynard James Keenan is pessimistic about America’s future. “We’re due for a fall.”
  8. This could be handy: A guide to fake news sites.
  9. What can U2 fans expect on this upcoming tour? Adam Clayton provides some clues. (Via Larry)
  10. This guy was playing a set in a hotel bar when Stevie Wonder stepped on stage. And then
  11. Cool!  A pocket drum machine.
  12. Madonna has been banned by a Texas radio station following her speech at the Women’s March on Washington. I’m sure she’s concerned.
  13. No, your phone is not possessed. Here’s what could be happening.



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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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