Random music news for Saturday, November 16, 2019

Home from Asia after a 27 hour trip. Let the jetlag begin–but not before we tackle music news for November 16, 2019.

  1. Vladimir Putin’s favourite singer has been booked for a New Year’s gig at the Trump International Beach Resort in Miami. Tickets are just US$1,250 each. Just sayin’…
  2. And KISS is going to play one show for an audience of EIGHT people? Apparently.
  3. Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots is the officially the biggest rock album of the 2010s.
  4. Jay Z’s foundation has a gala coming up. He sent Rolex watches as invitations.
  5. Another band as entered the booze game.
  6. If you’re a fan of Styx and Larry Gowan, read this.
  7. This streaming service only supplies audio erotica.
  8. Neil Young is selling flannel shirts to help save the horses.
  9. Remember the Michael Jackson episode of The Simpsons? It’s missing from the new Disney+ streaming service.
  10. Could The Osbournes be coming back to TV? Maybe.
  11. Meanwhile, we’re hearing about how a hospital misdiagnosed an Ozzy injury--and that’s when things went very, very bad.
  12. Wanna buy Britney’s place? It’s for sale.
  13. Hey, would you hold a music festival in Hong Kong right about now? Nope.
  14. Looking for deals on concert tickets? Try this.

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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