Random music news for Tuesday, December 1, 2020

One more month left in this horrible year. Hang in there. Here’s music news for December 1, 2020.

  1. Halsey has some words about the corruption at the Grammys.
  2. Then again, do the Grammys even matter anymore? Not to a lot of people, apparently.
  3. Drake is even calling for the Grammys to be replaced.
  4. Why do so many radio stations flip to an all-Christmas format every year? Because it works.
  5. Desperately seeking headbangers.
  6. Revisiting this feel-good story: How the Foo Fighters ended up playing a small town in Italy.
  7. There’s been a rash of shooters of rappers lately. What’s going on?
  8. In the documentary on The Pogues of Shane McGowan, his dialogue will be subtitled. If you’ve ever heard him speak, you’ll know why.
  9. By the end of next year, the government expects that 90% of Canada will have access to broadband internet.
  10. Meanwhile, Elon Musk is already streaming satellite internet to some homes in New Brunswick.
  11. Got a vinyl freak on your Christmas list? Check out these gift ideas.
  12. Then there’s this new book on the relationship the Clash had with their fans.
  13. And a new graphic novel on the life of Leonard Cohen.
  14. Yay, Cher!
  15. Apple has a deal for Shazam users.
  16. The Killers’ Christmas album is finally available for streaming.
  17. Oh, dear.

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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