Random Music New for Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve, the night that Tim Hortons closes. That just seems…spooky. And now, the music news.

  1. Coldplay’s Chris Martin has been served with a lawsuit for allegedly hitting a photographer.
  2. Speaking of fathers of kids with weird names, Billy Corgan has joined the club. His new son will be Augustus Juppiter [sic] Corgan.
  3. Here’s a list of notable Canadian music people who died in 2015.
  4. These were the Top 100 songs in Canada this year
  5. …and these were the Top 50 albums.
  6. And we might as well look at the Top 25 best-selling songs on iTunes.
  7. Merry Christmas, Kim Dotcom. Not.
  8. Madonna chartered a private jet for a trip of 120 miles. Very green of you, dear.
  9. More U2 songs have been added to Rock Band. (Via Larry)
  10. A cellist has raised $240,000 to compose music for cats. No, really. (Via Tom)
  11. Jack Black is selling off his giant cock for charity. That sentence appears to mean something other than it does. (Via Michael)

Alan Cross

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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