Random music news for Saturday, December 4, 2021

How’s this for a concert venue? Wow! Moving on to music news for December 4, 2021…

  1. This remains my favourite rock Christmas song–and it’s got a new video.
  2. How to brainstorm like The Beatles.
  3. Tom Petty just got a PhD in music. Yes, he’s still dead.
  4. Trevor Noah will be the host of the 2022 Grammy Awards.
  5. Probably wise, don’t you think?
  6. This isn’t a good look. Right, Dababy?
  7. Eminem? Is that you?
  8. Richard Cole, Led Zeppelin’s infamous tour manager, has died at the age of 75.
  9. Japanese indie heroes Shonen Knife have now been around for 40 years…
  10. and so has Britney Spears. Man, I feel old.
  11. More knee surgery for Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk.
  12. Will BTS have to do South Korean mandatory military service? We’ll see.
  13. Maria Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” has been certified Diamond in the US. Of course it has.
  14. Megadeth has their own colouring book now.
  15. Stop it, Dave Davies.

BONUS: The UN says that 37% of the world still isn’t online.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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