Random music news for Monday, December 16, 2019

Why do so many Canadian radio stations insist on still giving the temperature in Fahrenheit? We’ve only been on the metric system since 1976. Ponder that as we go over music news for December 16, 2019.

  1. About that supposed Talking Heads reunion: Never mind.
  2. Meanwhile, Liam Gallagher says that Noel is “begging” him to get Oasis back together.
  3. Hollywood has never really been able to figure out how to portray female music journalists.
  4. Scarface from the Geto Boys is running to be a city counsellor in Houston.
  5. A tuba Christmas. Poor (?) Victoria, BC.
  6. Taylor Swift is rumoured for a Glastonbury headliner slot.
  7. Imagine if your neighbour had this Prodigy-themed music and Christmas light show.
  8. Orchestral Iron Maiden?
  9. 50 Cent would like a word with Oprah about her new #MeToo documentary.
  10. The US Government would like a word with Live Nation over how they’re using Ticketmaster.
  11. Here’s a 2006 song that a lot of people would love to see reach #1 in time for Christmas: Jarvic Cocker’s “C*nts Are Still Running The World.”
  12. Warner Music’s gift to staff: Planting 100,000 trees in the Amazon.
  13. Cool: An Alexa-powered keyboard.
  14. Ice ice, baby. But it’s not what you think. (Via Tom)

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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