Random music news for Saturday, December 26, 2020

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Got that? Here’s music news for December 26, 2020.

  1. Beyonce is donating USD$500,000 to a charity that helps people who have been evicted because of COVID-19.
  2. Looking for a new turntable? Here are the best choices for 2020.
  3. These JBLs remain some of the best speakers of all time.
  4. Can a cockatoo dance to Cardi B’s “WAP?” Yes. And it’s funny.
  5. R Kelly’s child porn trial has been delayed until September.
  6. If you’ve been to Scotland, you might wonder why McDonald’s restaurants play classical music. Here’s the reason.
  7. The heartwarming David Bowie snowman scarf story.
  8. Remember Cindy Lou Who from the live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas from 2000? She’s all grown up now.
  9. Remember the tech billionaire who tortured his neighbour by playing the theme from Gilligan’s Island on repeat? His case has been thrown out.
  10. The estate of Michael Jackson wanted US$100 million for the Neverland Ranch. They got US$22 million.
  11. These 22 Toronto music venues closed in 2020.
  12. Another list: The 35 greatest concerts of the last 35 years.
  13. Here’s a different look at the state of the music industry that’s gone underreported.
  14. Un-punk Christmas: The Angry Snowmen. (Via John)
  15. George Michael’s ex is still having a very, very hard time.
  16. Infamous Club Kid Michael Alig is dead at 54. Heroin OD.
  17. Another ancient violin has been stolen.

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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