Random music news for Thursday, December 19, 2019

Damn, it’s dark so early. But we’ve almost bottomed out. Moving now to music news for December 19, 2019.

  1. Bucking all the trends (and good sense), the Pet Shop Boys are going to release an album on cassette.
  2. A couple of guys who make masks and sculptures for bands like Motorhead and Iron Maiden have created a lifelike mask of Charles Manson using his own ashes.
  3. Spotify has filed a patent for something they call a “lyric analyzer.”
  4. This app records the noises you make when you sleep.
  5. This Winnipeg band had everyone thinking they were Green Day.
  6. 50 Cent is going to produce a black superhero movie.
  7. YouTube has made some tweaks to playlist listening.
  8. Michael Jackson died owing Sony Music millions.
  9. Oops.
  10. A recording studio where Oasis made some classic music is now for sale.
  11. A story on Christmas songs. If you care.
  12. A story on Christmas #1s. If you care.

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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