Random music news for Saturday, December 7, 2019

On this day in 1963, the first use of instant replay happened during the Army-Navy football game. As for what’s going on with music news for December 7, 2019…

  1. Still stuck for a Christmas present idea? Check out these (occasionally ugly) Christmas sweaters from a variety of artists.
  2. Baby Yoda loves Pearl Jam. (Via Kim)
  3. How did R Kelly ever stay out of jail? I mean, look at this.
  4. Yes.
  5. There will a Guns N’Roses presence at this year’s Super Bowl.
  6. Drake is really proud of his new Toronto mansion. See?
  7. And Pharrell Williams is pretty chuffed about the Toronto condos he’s designing. See?
  8. Is your Spotify account being hacked? This is…creepy.
  9. Speaking of creepy, here’s a story of an unusual threesome involving Cher.
  10. An anti-rape anthem out of Chile is becoming an international phenomenon.
  11. Prince’s sister has sold a chunk of his estate to a private equity firm.
  12. Gapless playback on YouTube is here–for some people.
  13. Podcasts got shorter in 2019. That’s probably a good thing.
  14. Er, I thought Coldplay said they weren’t going to tour for while. But what’s this?
  15. Week 1: Celine Dion’s new album debuts at #1 on the charts. Week 2: It drops out of the Top 100. That’s a record. How did it happen?

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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