Random Music News for December 31, 2014

Today is the 365th day of the year. We start the second half of the decade tonight at midnight.

  1. Who’s the most charitable music artist of the year?  Would you believe it’s
  2. Justin Bieber crashed his skateboard. And this is a kid who now has his own jet?  (Actually, he doesn’t.  Good.)
  3. Noel Gallagher wants Liam to release a proper solo album.
  4. Here’s Billboard’s list of the most-anticipated new albums of 2015.
  5. Michael Stipe just performed his first solo concert since the breakup of REM.
  6. Billy Corgan was asked to write a song for Miley Cyrus.
  7. The top seven earworms of 2014. DO NOT CLICK HERE.
  8. Here’s a tribute to all the musicians we lost in 2014.
  9. If you’re into guitars, you want to read this story on pickups.(Via John)
  10. How did I ever miss Christina Aguilera’s ejecting a baby out of a vagina baby shower cake?
  11. Would we better off if we went back to the days when record labels filtered what we listened to? Maybe. Maybe not.
  12. Peter Gabriel wrote an opinion piece in Wired about how technology can be used to achieve justice in cases of police brutality.
  13. Slash and his wife have separated. Cue a rendition of “November Rain.”
  14. Only one artist sold a million copies of an album in the UK this year.  This guy.
  15. Here are some pictures of the first houses owned by members of the Rolling Stones.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.