Random music news for Friday, December 11, 2020

To start the weekend, here’s a puppy riding a rooster.

Now let’s try some music news for December 11, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: AEG, the number two promoter in the world, has plans to emerge from COVID.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: Gene Simmons has something to say to anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers.
  3. Sandinista, The Clash’s triple album, turns 40 tomorrow.
  4. RIP Jason Slater, the original bassist of Third Eye Blind.
  5. A lost Muppet Christmas carol has been discovered.
  6. And Dave Grohl is going all Hanukkah this year.
  7. Not music related, but here’s a Nicolas Cage project that I will definitely watch.
  8. Who knew that “Mary Had a Little Lamb” was so controversial?
  9. What the best way to insult a rock band? Well, you could do this.
  10. This was a bad idea, Jon.
  11. Thinking of getting rid of your CDs? Read this first.
  12. My Chemical Romance makeup? Yep.
  13. Can you engineer a viral TikTok hit? The music industry is certainly trying.
  14. Uh, thanks, Post Malone?
  15. The new voice of Bugs Bunny is Canadian! From Scarborough!

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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