Random Music News for Monday, December 21, 2015

If the price of oil is below $35, why is the price of gas still so high? Just askin’.  Now, the music news.

  1. The Pogues’ Shane McGowan is less gross now that he has some new (fake) teeth.
  2. Time to start the annual review of people who died.
  3. Katy Perry has a new mobile app game. It was built by the same people who created a game for the Kardashians.
  4. Speaking of which, no, Kim. Just no.
  5. With so many murders in Chicago this year, rappers and hip hop artists are being forced to defend their music.
  6. Remember Apple Martin, daughter of Chris and Gwyneth? She’s turning out to be quite the singer.
  7. This is fun: the craziest celebrity conspiracy theories starring Paul McCartney, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson and more.
  8. A British band is offering £1,000 to the fan who can identify this brick wall.
  9. A member of Scott Weiland’s band will not be charged with cocaine possession.
  10. Nicki Minaj went ahead and took $2 million from the dictator of Angola to perform at a private function.
  11. Gene Simmons’ daughter talks about being a plus-sized model.
  12. They pulled the plug on Madonna on Scotland. Hey, there was a curfew…
  13. I want this deal: Every time Apple sells an iPhone, Ericsson gets a tiny cut.
  14. If you’re a rapper auditioning for a movie role, make sure that your audition doesn’t constitute a parole violation.

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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