Random Music News for Thursday, December 10, 2015

Things are progressing well here at the NE Caribbean Command Centre. I had to help a turtle across the road yesterday. And in music new…

  1. Madonna surprised people in Paris with this concert.
  2. And Bieber brought out more Beatles in Toronto.
  3. Aurous, the site that the music industry feared would spark a new round of piracy, has been shut down.
  4. If you’re still watching Fox’s Empire (I’m not; it got too campy for me), here’s an article on the “real Cookie Lyon.)
  5. You have to admit that this is a bit of a weird duet: Elton John and Ed Sheeran singing “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”
  6. Jared Leto is suing TMZ for leaking his unkind words about Taylor Swift.
  7. Surprise: Noel Gallagher has something unkind to say about Adele.
  8. Interesting: KFC is using vegan Courtney Barnett to sell a new chicken sandwich.
  9. The place in India where the Beatles retreated to get all spiritual in the 60s is now open to the public.
  10. Deezer is now available as part of Apple CarPlay.
  11. David Bowie was involved in the creation of a new musical theatre project. It stars the killer from Dexter.
  12. Nicki Minaj’s brother is in court on rape charges.

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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