Random music news for Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas! Bet you thought there’d be no music news for December 25, did you? Wrong.

  1. An original Dave Grohl Christmas song? Not until he retires.
  2. Need some metal Christmas song? Here you go.
  3. Last night was an important anniversary in the history of radio–and a Canadian was involved.
  4. I laughed at first but then I realized how inappropriate this was.
  5. A good read: How music persisted through the pandemic.
  6. These Canadian-made speakers are constructed out of granite.
  7. And this guitar is made from coffee beans.
  8. Rihanna is almost ready to release her Caribbean cookbook.
  9. Foreigner is set to play America’s first socially-distanced concert.
  10. This is dark: The REAL story behind the Porno for Pyros song “Pets.”
  11. Aw. Pictures of Metallica’s Lars Ulrich as a baby.
  12. What are you saying, Killers? Another new album?
  13. If you’re a Depeche Mode fan, you’re going to want this new biography that’s coming out on Tuesday.
  14. Apple may have some radical plans for the next iteration of AirPods Pro.
  15. Tekashi 6ix9ine is being sued over an armed robbery.
  16. The Talking Heads are up for a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys.
  17. Just a million dollars? She’s your mom, Diddy. You can afford more.
  18. Ten predictions for the media and music industries for 2021.

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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