Random Music News for Thursday, December 3, 2015

Someone tried to assassinate Bob Marley on this day in 1976. And now, the music news.

  1. Sinead O’Connor is still in a very bad place. In fact, it’s so bad that her Facebook page has been taken down.
  2. It looks like Adele’s 25 will sell 950,000 copies in its second week in the US.
  3. And that Adele/Lionel Richie duet? It’s probably gonna happen.
  4. How Lorne Michaels pulled off the Adele appearance on Saturday Night Live.
  5. MTV is trying to come up with a name for a generation that doesn’t watch the channel.
  6. Spotify is now officially the most popular streaming app in the world.
  7. Here’s a TV commercial from a German supermarket chain that will make you weep.
  8. I wonder what Beethoven would think of this.
  9. Here’s something to watch forin Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  10. Here’s a list of the top Instagram accounts in music.
  11. Minions 1, One Direction 0.
  12. You know something? Working for Taylor Swift comes with some pretty good benefits.
  13. U2 (well, Bono and the Edge) played Carnegie Hall. (Via Larry)
  14. What makes a great Christmas song? This, apparently.
  15. I would LOVE one of these classic Beatles drum kits. They’re going up for auction.

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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