Random music news for December 2, 2020

Two kangaroos walked into a pub. One spilled the other’s pint. That’s when this happened.

And with that, here’s music news for December 2, 2020.

  1. Question of the Day 1: Why do so many pop stars get sucked in by conspiracy theories?
  2. Question of the Day 2: What was it about 2020 that made Fleetwood Mac’s music so popular again?
  3. Ice-T’s father was an anti-masker. Then he got COVID-19.
  4. This Beatles obsessive has over 2,600 copies of the White Album.
  5. Need some good music books to read over the holidays? Here are some suggestions.
  6. Nick Cave isn’t happy with what the BBC did with The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York.”
  7. And Nick has some erotic wallpaper for sale. Wait–what?
  8. Speaking of The Pogues, how did they become such a Christmas staple?
  9. This still-in-a-box Apple 1 computer is going to sell for big bucks at auction.
  10. Music creation tools had a very, very good year. It’s the pandemic effect.
  11. And Zoom had a good year, too. Surprise!
  12. Dua Lipa had an astoundingly successful online concert that attracted at least 5 million viewers, grossing at least £2.4 million.
  13. The Flaming Lips have postponed their bubble concerts.
  14. These guys are in jail in Cameroon but that didn’t stop them from making an album.
  15. Spotify has an AI that can sniff out plagiarism in songs.

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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