Random music news for Saturday, November 2, 2019

I heard Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” in a store already. And so it begins. Here’s music news for November 2, 2019.

  1. Speaking of Christmas creep, I received emails from labels/publicists about no fewer than 23 new Christmas songs yesterday.
  2. The band Crazy Town had a head-on meet-up with a moose Halloween night.
  3. Kate Dion from Hamilton is heading to Tokyo to compete in the World Karaoke Championships.
  4. The latest person to get sued for posting a picture of herself is Katy Perry. Here’s how that works.
  5. Next up on the biopic plate: the Bee Gees.
  6. Vancouver’s Smilin’ Buddah Cafe has stopped featuring live gigs. Not good.
  7. Have you noticed that more songs featuring something more akin to speaking rather than singing lately?
  8. John Fogerty did a very nice thing with the fee he got for not performing at Woodstock 50.
  9. They must really want Liam Gallagher to show up: He’s going to get the first-ever MTV Rock Icon Award.
  10. Do you share passwords for things like Spotify and Netflix? They’re coming for you.
  11. This third-party app for Apple Music might shake things up a little if you’re listening habits have become a little stale.
  12. Pod Life: a book about podcasters.
  13. A new solo album is coming from Billy Corgan…
  14. …and Rivers Cuomo is stepping away from Weezer to record some music for a Netflix series: Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham.

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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