Random music news for Saturday, December 21, 2019

There’s no way I’m going anywhere near a mall today. I’ll just end up behind someone who insists on backing into a spot (badly!) while hundreds of cars are all backed up in the aisle. Instead, I’ll just stay home and ponder music news news for December 21, 2019.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. All of Radiohead’s music is now available on YouTube. I wonder how Thom feels about this?
  3. This guy won US$101 million in a lawsuit involving a fall he took at a concert.
  4. Meanwhile, it looks like Facebook is getting ready to really take on YouTube.
  5. A hip-hop museum in the Bronx? Perfect!
  6. Here are some very good reasons why there’s still a lot of gas in the tank for classic rock.
  7. So that’s why David Bowie did “Little Drummer Boy” with Bing Crosby in 1977.
  8. Toronto has a new “night mayor.”
  9. Beyonce and Adidas have teamed up on a new gender-neutral collection of clothing.
  10. Love “Carol of the Bells?” Read this.
  11. The story of the sonic attacks on diplomats in Cuba continues. This is so weird.
  12. Vladimir Putin refuses to confirm it, but one of his daughters, Katerina Tikhonova, takes part in competitive rock’n’roll dancing. Wait–what?
  13. Iggy Pop and Public Enemy are set to get Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Grammys next year.
  14. The courts say that Chester Bennington’s widow is entitled to 50% of her late husband’s Linkin Park royalties.
  15. Lana Del Rey has plays for an album of freestyle poetry.
  16. Well, that was quick.

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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