Random music news for Saturday, December 12, 2020

Question: Humans have created hundreds of breeds of dogs. Why hasn’t anyone bred a dog that lives longer? Just a thought. And now some music news for December 12, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update 1: Rick Rubin has been busted for flouting COVID-19 rules.
  2. Coronavirus update 2: This dude woke from a coma to find that his favourite metal musician was his respiratory therapist.
  3. These songs made a difference in 2020.
  4. Well, at least he realizes he’s annoying. (Via Sean)
  5. Whale music? (Sean again)
  6. And the best rock drummer in the world is...really?
  7. If you’re a blink-182 fan, check out this interview with Tom DeLonge.
  8. When it comes to her fear of AI, Grimes should maybe talk to her baby daddy.
  9. Record labels are looking to create their own “Dreams” TikTok moments. Gee, what a surprise.
  10. And wait: A TikTok musical? Yep.
  11. Do you have a Sonos system at home? You’re probably really upset at Google. (Via Peter)
  12. A good question: What’s the role of box sets in a world besotted by music streaming?
  13. Apple is killing off its Music Memos app. No, I’d never heard of it, either. But then again, I’m not a songwriter.
  14. The Super Bowl halftime show bubble.
  15. If you’re a radio person, you might want to read about this proposed new ratings system from Nielsen.
  16. What’s going on between FKA Twigs and Shia LeBeouf? It looks bad.

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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