Random Music News for Friday, November 27, 2015

Happy Black Friday. Let us all engage in an orgy of rabid consumerism. And now, the music news.

  1. Speaking of Black Friday, here’s a list of all the special records that have gone on sale today.
  2. Shane McGowan has some new teeth. They look great.
  3. While all the streaming music services can’t stream Adele’s 25, Pandora can–and it’s working out well for them.
  4. This is the most creative way I’ve ever heard of sneaking drugs into a music festival.
  5. Good read: The two lives of Michael Jackson.
  6. Casey Kasem’s widow has been served with a wrongful death suit by Casey’s kids.
  7. A fan of Fox’s Empire? Here are some Christmas gift options.
  8. Will pop rule the music categories at the Oscars? Maybe.
  9. If Will Smith is really thinking about getting into politics, he should study this list.
  10. Singapore has an issue with Adam Lambert performing there New Year’s Eve. Guess why?
  11. If you’re a fan of British music, you should remember the name Jack Garratt.
  12. Mariah Carey lip-syncing? Oh, the horror!
  13. There’s already an Oscar problem for the music in the new Star Wars.
  14. High-end electronics manufacturer Bang & Olufsen is the target of a takeover.

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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