Random music news for Thursday, December 26, 2019

Are we heading out on a Boxing Day run today? Or are you all shopped out? Maybe we can all just stay home and sort through the music news for December 26, 2019.

  1. Better late than never: How “Silent Night” came to be as the result of climate change.
  2. Are they still playing Christmas music at the mall? If they are, there might be a method to this madness.
  3. Madonna is not well. What’s going on?
  4. If you are shopping, maybe you need a pair of these band-themed sneakers.
  5. Canadian rapper Bvlly was shot and killed Christmas Eve outside his townhome in Oshawa.
  6. Need to get those vinyl records and cassettes digitized? Read this.
  7. Michael Hutchence’s sister remembers her brother’s brain injury, something that probably led to his death.
  8. Mariah Carey is being sued by a former nanny.
  9. New study: Chimpanzees have a real sense of rhythm.
  10. Reindeer mosh pit. That is all.
  11. We’ve reached Peak Sheeran. It’s wise that he’s decided to take a break.
  12. This is a new type of meet-and-greet for fans. Sounds good to me, too.
  13. How many Spotify streams does it take to live above the poverty line?
  14. Is this the “Chair Girl” in Drake’s new video? Maybe, but not anymore.

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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