Random music news for Thursday, December 12, 2019

The bad news: Flight delayed because of late-arriving aircraft. The bad news: We’ll miss our connection in Istanbul. The good news: We’ve been upgraded to business class for our troubles. Thanks, Turkish Airlines!

Now, some music news for December 12, 2019.

  1. Apparently Juice WRLD went into convulsions when Feds searched his private plane for contraband. (They found a lot, by the way.)
  2. An interesting question: Why are so many SoundCloud rappers dying?
  3. Hang on: Why have the Talking Heads suddenly launched an official Instagram account?
  4. And The Boomtown Rats are back for sure: new album, new tour.
  5. What’s the next big thing in the music industry? Here are a few guesses.
  6. Grey Daze, Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band, are set to release a new album in his honour.
  7. What does 2020 hold for podcasts? Here are some predictions.
  8. I should be a guest host on this radio station.
  9. Artist of the decade? I can see why.
  10. This is handy: How music licensing is handled in the US.
  11. Not all radio station contests are created equal. See?
  12. These are the best Toronto albums of the 2010s. Discuss.
  13. Korn: The documentary.
  14. And then there are the upcoming Bowie films.
  15. If you’re a hardcore Pearl Jam fan, take a look at this.
  16. Liam Gallagher had his sound cut midway through “Supersonic” during a show in Melbourne. The venue had to do it to prevent being fined $250,000 for a curfew violation.

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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