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Published on January 3rd, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, January 3, 2019

It won’t be long until the Christmas shopping credit card bills start coming in. It’s the most un-wonderful time of the year.

  1. Like New Year’s predictions? Here are ten regarding the business side of music.
  2. And here are six more.
  3. There’s still precious little to report on the death of Walk Off the Earth’s Mike Taylor. Here’s a summary of what we know.
  4. It’ll be interesting to watch Apple stock today as a result of yesterday’s revised guidance.
  5. Coachella has started announcing its 2019 lineup. Here’s what we know so far.
  6. But Kanye won’t be at Coachella because he says organizers wouldn’t allow him to build his own stage.
  7. Twisted Sister might go after an Australian politician for co-opting “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”
  8. Hot gossip: Did Madonna get butt implants?
  9. Best leave your phone in your pocket when you go to a Rob Zombie show.
  10. Over a million people have signed a petition to have a SpongeBob song performed during the Super Bowl halftime show.
  11. Mike Tyson–yes, the boxer–has plans for a cannabis-based music festival.
  12. Here’s a list of some of the weirdest music gear released in 2018. What will the new year bring?
  13. Here’s why big stars release Christmas albums: Michael Buble’s Christmas has now sold more than 12 million copies.
  14. A freak Caribbean storm made it weird for Jared Leto’s New Year’s Eve party.
  15. Hedley’s Jacob Hoggard is still facing sexual assault charges. Still, he got married New Year’s Eve.
  16. Chance the Rapper is a hero after pulling an unconscious man from a burning car.
  17. Interested in how AI can be used to make music? Take a look at Boomy.
  18. Fun: Bad Lip Reading takes on Apple product launches.
  19. More spawn for Kimye.
  20. Finally, we can all use more Elvis sightings, right?



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About the Author

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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