Random Music News for Thursday, December 31, 2015

Day 365 of the year. I will be in bed by 10:30 because New Year’s Eve is the most over-hyped event of the year. See you on the other side with more music news.

  1. It looks like the aggressive cancer that killed Lemmy was in his neck and brain. When he began to have trouble with his speech, doctors ordered a brain scan. That’s when the cancer was discovered.
  2. Meanwhile, UK Motorhead fans are trying to push “Ace of Spades” up the charts. I approve.
  3. Damon Albarn of Blur has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire).
  4. Want to buy Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch? It’s for sale.
  5. A good read: Rap against racism.
  6. A man walks into a bar. Black Sabbath music is playing. The barman switches over to Christmas music. Man assaults barman. (Via Tom)
  7. Parents! This might be musical worthwhile for your kids. Gets them out of the house, too. (Tom again)
  8. Things are ugly in Burundi, but these musicians are doing their best to keep music alive.

 

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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