Random music news for Thursday, November 28, 2019

US Thanksgiving. ‘Murica is carb loading for Black Friday. At this time tomorrow, we’ll be watching video of consumers killing each other. Here’s music news for November 28, 2019, before all that starts.

  1. That Mark McGrath break-up video message? Fake.
  2. More than one person has asked “Does anyone still watch this thing?”
  3. You know how some artists bundle CDs with concert tickets? Billboard has some new rules about doing that.
  4. Faith No More is back!
  5. Cornershop is back!
  6. Never cross Jay Z. He’ll sue your ass.
  7. Taylor Swift pokes at Scooter Braun with some new music merch.
  8. Here’s why Dave Grohl doesn’t have any social media accounts.
  9. Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has this update on his battle with cancer.
  10. Atheist Christmas music? Yes.
  11. Dumbest. Headset. Ever.
  12. Amy Winehouse’s former husband has been arrested on suspicion of arson.
  13. In conspicuous consumption news, The Weeknd just dropped US$21 million on an LA penthouse
  14. …while Drake showed off a US$600,000 watch at a Raptors game.
  15. Dolly Parton recently ran across the woman who inspired the song “Jolene.” She had this to say.
  16. A group of Argentinian students turned the song “Barbie Girl” into “Nazi Girl” for an assignment. It did not go over well.
  17. This university student now holds the world recording for non-stop rapping after rhyming for 30 hours.

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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