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Random music news for Friday, December 1, 2023

I’m in Las Vegas to take in U2 at The Sphere today. I’ll report back. Meanwhile, here’s some music news for December 1, 2023.

  1. Can punk really be put into a museum? Discuss. (I’m planning to visit the Punk Rock Museum in Vegas this weekend.)
  2. There’s a growing relationship between musicians and Formula 1 racing. Let’s examine that.
  3. Before he died, Elvis believed that gospel music was going save him from addiction.
  4. Oddly niche-y: What were the last movies people like Kurt Cobain and Elvis saw before they died?
  5. Gift idea: A turntable cheese board.
  6. Neil Young lived in this Toronto house as a teenager. It’s for sale.
  7. Radio: Not dead. In fact, still doing well!
  8. The best vinyl album covers of all time? Discuss. (Via Sean)
  9. There’s a call for new streaming rules in the EU.
  10. The Taylor Swift concert movie has grossed US$250 million so far.
  11. Just in time for Christmas: Bing Crosby “White Christmas” cookies.
  12. Music genres: Increasing irrelevant. Here’s why.
  13. Jim and William Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain have finally made up. There’s even a new album coming. Your move, Noel and Liam.
  14. Meanwhile, Radiohead drummer Phil Selway was a message for fans: “Soon.”
  15. A Nick Cave novel is being adapted for TV.
  16. Holy sh*t, Ted Nugent.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: I’m not that far from Area 51 this weekend. When I read stories like this, I wonder what they’re hiding there. Maybe these things?

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