Random music news for Monday, December 30, 2019

It’s been a productive holiday season. I’ve done little more than watch a House marathon on TV. I’m now convinced I have a number of rare diseases and genetic defects. Jeebus, this is worse than consulting Dr. Google. Meanwhile, this is what’s making music news for December 30, 2019.

  1. There was a drive-by shooting during a music video shoot in Houston. There are two dead and seven wounded.
  2. The artwork for Green Day’s upcoming album, Father of All, has apparently been carefully leaked. Take a look. (Via Jim)
  3. Can we expect a Donald Trump tweet about Billie Joe Armstrong because of this?
  4. India is a huge new market for rock stars. Here’s why.
  5. Queen drummer Roger Taylor was awarded an OBE for his service to music.
  6. Here’s a list of cool new audio products from 2019.
  7. I’m so in favour of this kind of headphone tech.
  8. It’s good to be a pop star. See?
  9. Noel Gallagher collects…cigarettes?
  10. Taiwan now has a heavy metal politician.
  11. Here’s an update on the upcoming Killers album.
  12. This is a roll call of all the tech that died in the 2010s.
  13. Congratulations! It’s a metal fan.
  14. Vaughn Oliver, the creator of some of 4AD’s best album covers, has died. (Via Tom)
  15. Trent Reznor and composing partner Atticus Ross have a new job scoring the next David Fincher film.

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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