Random music news for Saturday, December 28, 2019

We’re in that weird limbo period between Christmas and New Year’s. Do we shop? Eat? Party? Relax? Go back to work? I always find it strange. But you certainly need music news for December 28, 2019.

  1. If you aren’t protecting your hearing from loud music, read this and you’ll start.
  2. Tool’s Justin Chancellor is joining System of a Down.
  3. George Michael’s sisters died on Christmas Day, exactly three years after her brother.
  4. If Slash has his way, there will never be a biopic based on his life.
  5. Aw. Poor Drake.
  6. This record label head was shot dead outside his home in London on Christmas Eve.
  7. Lana Del Rey wuz robbed. Seriously.
  8. If you ever used the streaming service 8Tracks, it’s about to die.
  9. I don’t think I’d ever want to work for Sharon Osbourne. Here’s why.
  10. Olivia Newton-John is officially a Dame.
  11. The Cats movie musical has officially been withdrawn from Academy Award consideration. Probably a good idea.

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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