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Published on January 31st, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Super blood blue moon! And an eclipse! Probably means Armageddon or something. And now, music news for January 31, 2018.

  1. Alessia Cara something to say to haters who are upset about her Best New Artist win…
  2. …and Bon Iver had this to say to the Grammy people.
  3. And the tone-deaf head of the Grammys has walked back his comments made about women.
  4. On that topic, here’s a view about what happens to women who attempt to “step up” in the music industry.
  5. Meanwhile, another big record executive is facing all kinds of sexual harassment allegations.
  6. LA Reid, who has had his own #MeToo problems, is planning to return to the music industry.
  7. The Parents Television Council wrote an open letter to Justin Timberlake pleading that he keep his Super Bowl halftime show family friendly.
  8. A judge has dismissed a plagiarism suit filed against U2 over the song “The Fly.”
  9. Quincy Jones is NOT a Taylor Swift fan. Here’s why.
  10. A deaf mother in the UK is suing a concert promoter for not providing a sign language interpreter at a Little Mix concert.
  11. This is encouraging for Smashing Pumpkins fans.
  12. US UN ambassador Nikki Haley–a big Trump supporter–talks just like her boss.
  13. Here’s another discussion of the “rock is dead/dying” meme. Thoughts?
  14. Fresh Prince toys are making a comeback for some reason.
  15. Remember that DJ who was accused of Taylor Swift? He’s got a new radio job.
  16. A Go-Go’s musical? Yep. On Broadway, too.
  17. And that’s it for the Australian edition of Rolling Stone.
  18. Just because: the world’s first talking killer whale.



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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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