Random music news for Friday, December 27, 2019

The thing that’s freaking me out today? Gwen Stefani is 50. Jeebus, where does the time go? Moving on to music news for December 27, 2019…

  1. Is the time for Christmas music over yet? No?
  2. This Christmas song has been BANNED for an interesting reason.
  3. War music. Weird.
  4. Phil Spector: Still weird.
  5. Is the era of the encore over? Some people think that calling a band back for one more song is now cheesy.
  6. Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” finally hit 1 billion YouTube views.
  7. If you’re a podcaster (or any kind of audio producer/presenter), here’s why you need to use headphones.
  8. Into video games? Here are the most popular games by US state.
  9. Katy Perry keeps on paying. She can’t be happy about this.
  10. And the “Fairytale of New York” controversy continues.
  11. Kanye’s lawyers are set to have a profitable year.
  12. Maybe those acid-taking hippies had the right idea.

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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