Random music news for Thursday, December 17, 2021

Headline of the week: “Reality TV Star Made $70,000 In A Week Selling Her Farts To Strangers.” Good entrepreneurship. But who’s buying? Meanwhile, in music news for December 17, 2021…

  1. People are being executed in North Korea for listening to K-pop.
  2. UK venues are reporting “catastrophic” declines in audiences since Omincron appeared. (Via Sean)
  3. Dogs have favourite Christmas songs? Apparently.
  4. Coachella sues Coachella in Coachella.
  5. A 56-year-old acetate recording by David Bowie is expected to sell for big dollars at an auction in England today.
  6. MIDEM, one of the longest-lasting music conferences ever, is done after 55 years.
  7. Crazy Frog. He’s back. And he’s having issues.
  8. Billie Eilish: Not a fan of porn.
  9. The body of a missing member of The O’Jays has been found. It was a cold case that stretched back almost 40 years.
  10. Ken Kragen, the organizer of the “We Are the World” chartity single, has died at 85.
  11. So why did KISS cancel their Las Vegas shows? This.
  12. OMG. Look at the tracklisting for the upcoming album by The Wiggles. AC/DC? Dropkick Murphys? Fatboy Slim?
  13. Shatner in Space: The documentary.
  14. Into photography from the early days of punk rock? Check this out. (Via Andrew)
  15. Primus is going on tour with a tribute to Rush.

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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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