Random music news for Thursday, January 6, 2021

When is it time’s up on Christmas decorations? Just askin’. Moving to music news for January 6, 2021…

  1. In case you missed the news, the Grammy Awards have been postponed. COVID.
  2. Could the Grammys move to Las Vegas? That’s a rumor.
  3. This is wild: 39% of the media people are watching is user-generated content.
  4. Beavis and Butthead is coming back.
  5. Interesting: Have we reached “peak smartphone?
  6. If you come across a painter named Rhed, that’s Madonna’s son.
  7. This new guitar from Samsung (!!!) looks like it could make learning to play much easier.
  8. These were the most-played Christmas songs with Canadian online radio…
  9. …and here’s the top 100 songs of 2021 on Canadian online radio.
  10. TikTok is testing a new “repost” button. It’s the equivalent of a retweet button.
  11. Torquil Campbell of the band Stars will write a custom song for you.
  12. What’s this with Apple’s planned audiobook subscription service?
  13. Noodles, the guitarist for The Offspring, is not a fan of Trump fans.
  14. Well, that’s not very hygienic, is it?
  15. Travis Barker has done a drum cover of Adele’s “Easy on Me.” Wait–what?
  16. Looking for books on various musical subcultures? Try these.

BONUS: Send in the asteroid. Humanity is done here.

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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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