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