Random Music News for Saturday, December 26, 2015

Boxing Day, Canada’s post-Christmas consumerist orgy. I just have enough time to offer up some music news before I head to the mall.

  1. Here’s a list of outrageous celebrity Christmas gifts.
  2. Prepping New Year’s resolutions? You might want to look at this guide to what David Bowie accomplished at your age.
  3. Chicago rapper King Louie was reportedly shot in the head Christmas Day.
  4. Against Me! fans are petitioning to get Laura Jane Grace a part in the next Star Wars movie.
  5. Typical radio stunt–although I wish I’d thought of it…
  6. …and I would have been more impressed if he had used this version of the song.
  7. Ed Sheeran was thinking of his Irish fans.
  8. We need more of this stuff for tours of music locations and music cities.
  9. Which is a bigger app: Apple Music or Spotify? The answer surprised me, too.
  10. Are musicians more susceptible to Xbox rage than regular folk?

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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