Random music news for Saturday, December 5, 2020

For reasons unknown, this earworm has been going through my head for a week. Think very carefully before you click that link. Now if you can, stick around for music news for December 5, 2020.

  1. Stevie Nicks just sold most of her stake in her songwriting catalogue for an estimated US$100 million.
  2. Scott Weiland has now been dead for five years. What’s his legacy?
  3. Are you a “true fan?
  4. Billy Corgan has a lot of sympathy for Chris Cornell.
  5. A very good read: The cultural impact of the Technics SL-1200 turntable.
  6. The story of black metal in 14 songs.
  7. The 10 most important pop songs of all time.
  8. Ozzy has some interesting views on the language of the Bible. And he also once drugged a vicar. Accidentally, though.
  9. This isn’t the usual sort of crime that we hear about from the world of rap.
  10. Guess what, dude: You’ve already got your wish–for the time being, anyway.
  11. Get ready for three minute TikTok videos. Record labels are gonna want to exploit this.
  12. Glass Animals now have their own Instagram filter.
  13. Alexa is now playing nice with iOS–sort of.
  14. This golden retriever really likes to sing “White Christmas.”
  15. And finally, send a Christmas greeting using AI Santa!

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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