Random Music News for Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ten days until Christmas. Are you ready? Ponder that whilst you browse today’s music news.

  1. U2 grossed $133 million US on their Innocence + Experience tour. (Via Larry)
  2. Meanwhile, Bono’s ONE group hopes to have some influence on the US election when it comes to anti-poverty initiatives. (Larry again)
  3. Next year, Pearl Jam will embark on a 25th anniversary tour.
  4. The bassist for Five Finger Death Punch, Chris Kael, admits to having a breakdown after the Paris attacks on November 13.
  5. Deadmau5 snuck out of his Miami hospital bed so he wouldn’t miss a gig. A severe lymphatic infection wasn’t going to stop him.
  6. Today is a big day for SiriusXM Radio. Here’s why.
  7. It’s not a good day to be a Grooveshark clone.
  8. Every wonder how the nominees for the Grammys are chosen? Then read this.
  9. Justin Bieber and Kourtney Kardashian:  What if they were to breed? (Blame Tom)
  10. There are no more new ideas for movies: Hollywood is going nuts over a script about Bubbles, Michael Jackson’s chimp.
  11. Here are some last-minute gift ideas for musicians.

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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