Random Music News for Monday, December 6, 2021

Out of North America until Thursday. I need a PCR test to even get on the plane to come home. And then there’s a good chance I’ll be tested again (and quarantined!) four-and-half hours later before I can get past Canada Customs when I land.in Toronto. How does that make any sense? Oh, and woe to the person show doesn’t have their ArrivCan app updated.

Rant over. Music news for December 6, 2021.

  1. Spotify is having royalty payment problems with…comedians?
  2. And then there’s this Spotify payment issue.
  3. How did director Peter Jackson get such great audio from the original mono tapes for the Beatles’ Get Back documentary? Like this.
  4. About 1,250 people have filed lawsuits in the Astroworld festival disaster. They may all be combined into just one suit.
  5. It’s been 50 years since some stupid with a flare gun burned the place to the ground.
  6. This is interesting: An oral history of Beastie Boys album artwork. (Via Tom)
  7. ABBA is suing an ABBA tribute band over their name, ABBA Mania.
  8. Another chance to smell like one-quarter of Black Sabbath.
  9. I love this: Courtney Love calls out Elon Musk for his “Kendall Roy shit.
  10. Prince William, metalhead.
  11. Well, this is depressing.
  12. What? Seriously?

BONUS: My mom would not stand for any of this.

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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