Random Music News for Monday, November 16, 2015

That was an awful weekend. Let’s carry on the best we can. This is what’s making music news.

  1. The search for a woman who went overboard from a cruise ship in the Caribbean after a twerk-off went bad (seriously!) has been suspended.
  2. Did Lorde lip-sync on SNL this weekend?
  3. Shock horror. The Village People admit to occasionally lip syncing. Imagine that.
  4. Justin Bieber wore a Metallica shirt on Ellen. That hasn’t gone over well.
  5. So THIS is the greatest album of all time? Really? (Via Tom)
  6. And the best jazz artist is… (Tom again)
  7. Nicki Minaj showed up for 36 minutes for a gig in Vegas then bailed with $236,000. She’s now being sued.
  8. It looks like we may get a Roger Waters solo album in 2016. It’ll be the first in 24 years.
  9. Danger Mouse is starting his own record label.
  10. This is fun: Songs of LA. Has someone ever done something like this for Toronto? Or for Canada?
  11. Another feature on the new Nordic pop stars.
  12. If you’re into video game music, you should read this.
  13. Neil Young has sold his place in Hawaii
  14. …and Kim Gordon has bought a place in LA.
  15. There’s a radio station in San Francisco with the caller letters KPOO.
  16. The man who helped launch the career of Loverboy has died.

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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