Published on December 20th, 2018 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Thursday, December 20, 2019
Last day of fall. Winter is coming. Beyond that, here’s what I have for music news on December 20., 2018.
- More information has emerged about Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien personal arsenal discovered when his house burned down last week. Two military-grade flamethrowers? And they’re legal in Florida?
- Kris Roe, the frontman for The Ataris, is okay after the band’s van was innocently totalled during a high-speed change in Hollywood. It was ugly.
- Gwen Stefani could be held responsible for starting a stampede at one of her concerts in which a fan got hurt.
- New info out of South Korea says that K-pop sensation BTS contributes $3.6 billion US annually to the country’s economy. That includes 800,000 annual visitors who go to South Korea just because of BTS.
- Geez, Facebook. How long have you been selling us out? And you roped in Spotify and Netflix, too?
- Could this song rival Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You?” Probably not, but at least it’s weird.
- A radio station in Kentucky decided to fight back against political correctness by playing “All I Want for Christmas Is You” for two straight hours.
- Here’s an excellent reason to have a water-resistant iPhone.
- New owners Apple has removed all ads from Shazam.
- Soon you won’t even need a key for your car. Ask Hyundai.
- The man-free festival in Sweden has been ruled discriminatory.
- If you run a store, restaurant or any other business, you need to read this about the music you play in your establishment.
- The global record music business could hit over $20 billion in revenues in 2019.
- Listen to music on your phone but want more deep bass? Take a look at this.
- Liam and Noel are at it again.
- And neighbours Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page are still fighting. This round goes to Robbie.
- Here’s a list of rock stars who have hearing problems. Try not to be like them.
- A heavy read but worth it: The trends that will shape music in 2019.
- More heavy stuff: Copyright reform is coming to Canada. And yes, this will involve music.