September 5, 2023
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Random music news for Friday, December 24, 2021

It may be Christmas Eve, but there’s still music news being made.

  1. Mark Lanegan tells the horror of being infected with COVID-19. Not vaxxed? Read this.
  2. How does Spotify Unwrapped work? Like this.
  3. I had no idea that the MegaUpload case was still dragging on.
  4. How about a Mariah Carey Christmas pun? Here you go. (Via Tom)
  5. Imagine finding any one of these toys under the Christmas tree.
  6. Fake, fake, fake.
  7. Too soon?
  8. You gotta admire the musical tastes of Chile’s new 35-year-old president.
  9. Need some heavy Christmas music? Check out this playlist.
  10. So that’s where the “I want my MTV” lyric came from.
  11. These are the 21 biggest rock acts that haven’t toured since COVID hit.
  12. REM’s Peter Buck tells the story of the time a Finnish biker game stole his favourite guitar.
  13. Before there was Mariah Carey and “All I Want for Christmas is You,” there was Slade and “Merry Xmas Everybody.
  14. And finally, here is a playlist of 17,000 holiday songs. That’s more than five weeks of uninterrupted listening.

BONUS: Modern devices that we really don’t use anymore.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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