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Published on December 15th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, December 15, 2018

Returning today from the NE Caribbean Command Centre. There’s just enough time to report on some music news for December 15, 2018, before the plane leaves.

  1. Paul McCartney’s home got burgled.
  2. This guy spent years tracking down the location of these album cover shoots. Amazing! (Via Clint)
  3. The EU has come down hard on using samples in music. What kind of effect will this have on artists?
  4. Kanye vs. Drake: This could get REALLY interesting.
  5. Apple Music has quietly removed its Connect feature.
  6. Netflix’s Springsteen on Broadway concert film is getting rave reviews.
  7. Bohemian Rhapsody is now officially the highest-grossing biopic of all time.
  8. Looking for a new coffee table? This one is pretty cool. (You’ll see why.)
  9. If you were ever a fan of the MC5 (GREAT pre-punk band!), you need to watch and listen to this. (Via Mayor McCheese)
  10. Live Nation has struck a deal with Graceland to hold concerts at Elvis’ old home.
  11. More metal beer.
  12. Pirate radio is still a thing–at least in New York.
  13. A new initiative has been launched to help deaf and disabled musicians.
  14. “Twenty music videos that define the 80s.” Discuss.
  15. Twenty One Pilots have launched this new interactive website. Fans will be intrigued. 
  16. Someone had a little fun with Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” with MIDI and MP3 conversions.
  17. New life may come to a building that once housed a Toronto burlesque theatre.
  18. Interesting: Not a lot of rock records on these “best of 2018″ lists.
  19. The Super Bowl halftime show has turned into the least-wanted gig in music.
  20. Goddamn Nazis.



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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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