Random music news for Monday, December 5, 2022

This is the greatest movie of all time? How many people have seen it? And have you seen music news for December 5, 2022, yet? No? Here you go.

  1. If Twitter does implode, it won’t be good. Here’s why.
  2. Why is Korn’s music so dark? I think this explains it.
  3. Kanye’s lawyer has finally dumped him.
  4. And Kanye’s Reddit page has been completely conquered by Taylor Swift fans.
  5. You know, the idea of Apple buying Disney isn’t really that crazy. Here’s why.
  6. CDs continue to make something of a comeback. Anyone had that on their bingo card?
  7. Despite his truculence and craziness, people still do dumb things for Morrissey.
  8. CNN has been hit by a US$17 million lawsuit for unauthorized use of music.
  9. It looks like Elton John will headline Glastonbury for the first time.
  10. This proves that there are just only so many cool guitar riffs available. (Via Tom)
  11. Axl should know not to throw microphones.
  12. There’s a new vinyl box set from The Strokes coming.
  13. Elvis Presley’s junky old private jet is for sale. It still has the red velvet seats, too.
  14. Love these kids from Ukraine.
  15. History, the venue in Toronto in which Drake has an interest, is now one year old.
  16. This guy won an air guitar contest on a cruise ship and promptly fell overboard because he thought he was fighting a sea monster.

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BONUS: This kid is nine. NINE!

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.

2 thoughts on “Random music news for Monday, December 5, 2022

  • December 5, 2022 at 10:02 am
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    Pretty sure I’ve had hearing loss since my early 20s. After one particular KMFDM show I couldn’t hear well for three days after and I’ve worn earplugs to every single concert since. I don’t score particularly well on those online hearing tests.

    Fwiw I’m finding these days that I just use my bluetooth earbuds as earplugs at shows. I always have them on me, and basically have three adjustment settings to work with: “hear-through” (where it actually pipes outside sound through, but it’s still quieter than the average show. I find muffled or muddy-sounding shows actually sound better with this setting usually), “off” where it’s just an earplug, and noise-cancelling helps reduce the volume further if I really need a break.

    But yeah … I really need to turn the headphones down too.

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  • December 5, 2022 at 7:21 pm
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    I grew up farming driving tractors and now I fix commercial aircraft, my hearing has taken a beating over the years even though I use hearing protection. I am sure that I have lost some of the higher frequencies and occasionally have a hard time hearing people speaking, particularly women’s voice (normally higher pitch). I get tested yearly and have seen a decline in the higher ranges, which sucks for some guitar solos.

    As for Elvis’ plane, the Lockheed Jetstar was THE luxury private jet of it’s day. BCIT in Vancouver had the prototype for a while, it was pretty spiffy. Sadly, Elvis’ plane is probably worth more as scrap these days, pull out the cool seats, and scrap the rest. Far too costly to restore unless someone has a large disposable income to throw at it.

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