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Published on December 31st, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for December 31, 2018

One last time for music news in 2018. And how will you spend your December 31?

  1. New Year’s Eve! Here are all the words to “Auld Lang Syne,” just in case.
  2. This singer was playing a gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool when some dude walked onstage and–well, you’ll see.
  3. This woman was about to give birth and needed a song to rap. Good choice, this. (Via Tom)
  4. Rock bands performing at the Grammys: Discuss.
  5. A list of the best box sets of 2018. Discuss.
  6. Chris Vrenna, the original drummer for Nine Inch Nails, is now teaching community college in Alabama.
  7. Here’s a story about David Bowie that’s probably new to even super-fans.
  8. And here’s another deep background story on Bowie that fans might find interesting.
  9. Green Day fans should take a look at this song deconstruction. (Via Walter)
  10. Fans of CanRock of the 90s might want to listen to this playlist. Anything that’s missing?
  11. Alice Cooper: “You think the current president is bad? Just wait until the next one!”
  12. More bars should do this when when coming up with a cocktail menu.



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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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2 Responses to Random music news for December 31, 2018

  1. Mike says:

    Check out this Canadian 90s Alt-Rock playlist https://spoti.fi/2AkUAIL

  2. Mike Milner says:

    My favourite 2018 boxset release was the Max Webster 8 cd boxset “The Party”. Hugely under-rated and immensely talented band. Their music was certainly deserving of a re-release with proper remastering, and that was what we got. I would dock the release one star though for a lack of a good booklet.

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