Random music news for Thursday, December 30, 2021

Did you know that before he became president of the US that Jimmy Carter did THIS? Wow. Marvel at that as you browse through music news for December 30, 2021.

  1. Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots has tested positive for COVID.
  2. No New Year’s Eve performance for LL Cool J. COVID.
  3. A good question: How can new music compete against classic rock?
  4. All 90 million songs in the Apple Music catalogue has been converted to lossless audio. Good!
  5. A new Noel Gallagher film is coming.
  6. I don’t remember John Madden appearing in a Paul Simon video, but he did.
  7. How about a death metal cover of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On?” Done!
  8. Now let’s flip that around: Black metal songs redone as surf rock songs.
  9. Denise Ho, a singer and prominent Hong Kong activist, has been arrested in a crackdown on free speech.
  10. Avicii’s journals leading up to his death contain some heartbreaking information.

BONUS: These are the best optical illusions of 2021.

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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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