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Random music news for Tuesday, December 11, 2018

I ordered a bunch of Christmas presents online but because of the Canada Post labour issue, they haven’t arrived yet. I’m getting concerned. Meanwhile, here’s music news for December 10, 2018.

  1. The daughter of the richest man in India hired Beyonce to sing at her wedding. I wonder how much that cost? No mention of that in this story, either. Gotta be at least $5 million US.
  2. Neil Young vs. Bob Dylan and fossil fuels.
  3. Taylor Swift’s stalker is being sent to jail for breaking into her New York home, taking a shower, and falling asleep.
  4. Interesting argument: Is Fortnite stealing from black music culture?
  5. A 16-year-old was found dead after being electrocuted by his headphones.
  6. If you’re a fan of Godsmack, you’ll definitely want to take a look at this.
  7. Elton John has some strange TV-watching habits.
  8. Here’s a fun article connecting the dots between snake oil (i.e. bogus patent medicine sold by quacks) and music.
  9. This radio show host plays nothing but 8-tracks.
  10. It’s Christmas. If you’re in a band, it’s time to acknowledge the people who support you. (Via Danny)
  11. North America isn’t the only part of the world where radio stations flip to all-Christmas formats at this time of year. See?
  12. Gawd. This “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” thing just won’t go away.
  13. And if you must read every list of music, here are 100 Christmas songs ranked.
  14. Why doesn’t your band get played on the radio? Read this.
  15. So why did Apple acquire this A&R company? Oh.
  16. If you’re interested in who will get into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. the announcement is coming Thursday.

Alan Cross

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