Random music news for Monday, December 20, 2021

Have you noticed more road rage these days? Some people have. Keep that in mind after you browse through music news for December 20, 2021.

  1. Evanescence’s world tour has been halted because a crew member tested positive for COVID.
  2. Meanwhile, Queen’s Brian May has tested positive.
  3. The drummer for The Wurzels has died of COVID.
  4. A teenager who knew he had COVID went to a nightclub anyway. And now 150 people will have to quarantine over Christmas.
  5. The no-shows rate for ticketholders for UK concerts is spiking. COVID again.
  6. The actor behind the voice of Jimmy Pesto on Bob’s Burgers has been fired because he took part in the January 6 insurrection.
  7. A good interview with The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan.
  8. The Guitar God Tier List. Thoughts? (Via Walter)
  9. If you’re deep into music documentaries, it might be worth checking out this doc on Anne Murray. (Via Oreo)
  10. When Metallica gives you 60 seconds to audition. (Via Walter)
  11. Surprise! Karen Carpenter was quite a good drummer. (Walter again)
  12. A rare unreleased Bowie acetate just sold for £14,448 at auction.
  13. The ABBA reunion seems to be a bust.
  14. Roger Waters is talking politics again. Perhaps he shouldn’t.
  15. Um, okay

BONUS: Nice work, dude.

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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