Random music news for Thursday, December 10, 2020

Before we begin, you may be happy to know that Canada now has its own mysterious monolith. It’s in rural Manitoba. I love this shit. Now some music news for December 10, 2020.

  1. If it seems like a lot of rappers have died/been killed in 2020, you’re right.
  2. Go away, Trapt.
  3. I was on this podcast about–wait for it–psychedelics drugs. As they pertain to music, of course.
  4. A big Instagram scam has been uncovered in Central Asia.
  5. The Cardi B tattoo lawsuit continues. Now it’ll be a trial by jury.
  6. Yeah, about that Talking Heads reunion
  7. I’m not entirely sure what this means, but it sounds interesting. I think.
  8. Rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie has been arrested in a raid on his home. Weapons charges, too.
  9. Motorhead bourbon. I’m in.
  10. David Lee Roth really hates beach balls. Here’s what that means.
  11. The pandemic has really brought out music nostalgia. Old songs are bringing people together.
  12. Remember when The Long Tail was going to save artists in the new digital music economy? Yeah, about that
  13. Larry Mestel is one of the guys buying up song catalogues. Here’s an interview with him.
  14. Are livestreams doing the job when it comes to filling the concert gap. Let’s find out.
  15. I need me a better agent. Or any agent, for that matter. Here’s why.

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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