Random music news for Thursday, November 26, 2020

Come on in! We have lots of room. As you make your plans, here’s music news for November 26, 2020.

  1. Coronavirus update: Almost two dozen music organizations are demanding relief from the US Congress during the pandemic.
  2. The Weeknd is really pissed that he was snubbed by the Grammys.
  3. TV ratings for the American Music Awards fell to an all-time low, dropping 50% below last year.
  4. A Spotify hack? Looks like it.
  5. Elbow’s Guy Garvey thinks that streaming threatens the future of music. (Via Sean)
  6. Need a gift idea? How about some music-related word art?
  7. Or how about a Nick Cave Christmas keychain?
  8. Or maybe this 1954 Strat owned by Eric Clapton. Bidding starts at US$1 million.
  9. Or perhaps Thom Yorke’s bowler hat?
  10. Dee Snider and Lzzy Hale have recorded a Christmas song.
  11. So Paul McCartney uses a teleprompter in concert. Many artists do.
  12. Please shut up, Ted Nugent.

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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