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Published on December 14th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Friday, December 14, 2018

Plutonium was isolated on this day in 1940. As for music news on December 14, 2018…

  1. Nominations for the 2019 Juno Awards will be released January 29.
  2. Peter Murphy–yes, the Goth god–was thrown out of his own gig for throwing bottles. (Via Moe)
  3. Jailed Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien has this thing about the impending rapture. Oh, and he had flamethrowers at home.
  4. Hip-hop’s most notorious cocktail is called “Lean.” It sounds awful.
  5. It looks like the “Blurred Lines” copyright ruling will stand because the deadline for a Supreme Court filing has passed.
  6. Keith Richards has stopped drinking. Wait–what?
  7. “The Ballad of a Bloody, Poop-Throwing Punk-Rock ‘Terrorist.'” How’s that for a synopsis for a documentary?
  8. YouTube has turned a bunch of charts into playlists.
  9. David Lee Roth says he’s only just now seeing royalties from Van Halen.
  10. William Shatner is the latest person with something to say about the “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” controversy.
  11. Meanwhile, here’s a list of the saddest Christmas songs…ever.
  12. And here are five Christmas songs you may never hear while you’re out shopping. (Via Blind Gordie)
  13. Apparently, Blu-ray discs are back.
  14. An idea for Christmas: Why not make a donation to Canadian music education in someone’s name?
  15. People are using smart speakers to listen to music much in the same way they use dumb speakers.
  16. Deadpool has managed to annoy some Mormons.
  17. Wanna buy Noel Gallagher’s house? It’s for sale.
  18. There has been a BIG shift in how we watch TV. See?
  19. How China weaned itself from music piracy.



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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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