Random music news for Thursday, December 24, 2020

Because it’s Christmas Eve, here’s a picture of Danzig wrapping presents.

And now, music news for December 24, 2020.

  1. Word is that Ecstasy from Whodini has died at age 56.
  2. Why are so many Christmas songs so horny?
  3. Fatboy Slim is thrilled that a sex toy named after him. It’s called the Fatboy Thin.
  4. Adele took a £10 million pay cut in 2020. She didn’t feel a thing.
  5. The Apple Car: It’s coming. Probably.
  6. Bono is getting animated. As in a cartoon.
  7. What were the best box sets of 2020? Here’s a list.
  8. Interesting: This Indian rapper released her new song inside Fortnite.
  9. Toronto’s Cherry Cola (a music venue that Dave Grohl loves) is struggling. They’ve launched a GoFundMe campaign so they can survive the pandemic.
  10. Starting to think about New Year’s Eve? This apparently is the ultimate New Year’s Eve playlist.
  11. This certainly makes for an interesting musical art installation. (Via Andrew)
  12. This is cool: An all-female band from Benin.
  13. What?
  14. Attention, America: The US$900 billion COVID-19 stimulus bill also targets people who illegally stream music. What does that have to do with COVID? Nothing.
  15. Were these the best things on the internet in 2020?
  16. This playlist features every song Donald Trump used in his campaign against the wishes of the artists.

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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