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Random music news for Monday, December 25, 2023

What? Did you think there wasn’t any music news to report on December 25, 2023? Someone has to post this stuff.

  1. Heavy metal Santas. These guys rock.
  2. And how about some metal Christmas traditions?
  3. Time to start making your Christmas gift wish list for 2053. No, that’s not a typo. Here’s a gift guide for the future.
  4. This is Christmas-y: David Byrne’s Chrismast playlist.
  5. They do things differently in Iceland.
  6. This is not Christmas-y: A list of songs written about groupies. (Via Mark)
  7. How Shakespeare helped shaped Christmas as we know it.
  8. I’d do some Boxing Day shopping here: HMV has returned to Oxford Street in London thanks to its Canadian owner.
  9. Bryan Adams has split with his longtime manager Bruce Allen after 44 years.
  10. Travis Scott was assaulted by a giant floating head.
  11. Will Jimi Hendrix get the same AI treatment as John Lennon just did for The Beatles’ “Now and Then?” It’s possible (and I think it’s inevitable.)
  12. Here’s why all those sexual assault allegations have been filed against Diddy.
  13. If you have a SiriusXM subscription, you might want to read this.
  14. More toilets for Glastonbury, please.
  15. What does the Canadian music industry hope for in 2024? Here’s a summary.
  16. Vinyl sales in Canada will end 2023 on a hot streak. Year-to-date sales are up about 26%. More than 1.3 million units will be sold this year compared to about 1.9 million CDs. Who saw that coming?
  17. And here are some media wishes for 2024. I’m completely on board with these.
  18. RIP Torben Ulrich, father of Lars. He was 95.
  19. In addition to the CFNY documentary, Radio Luxembourg is getting one, too.

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BONUS: I’m sure the Beach Boys appreciate this. (Via Larry)


Alan Cross

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