Random music news for Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Why is wearing a mask such a big deal to so many people?

Let’s move to music news for December 22, 2020.

  1. We need Elvis to help us with the COVID-19. Here’s what I mean by that.
  2. Before we reach the end of the year, here’s a comprehensive look at the musical trends of 2020.
  3. Good question: What makes a Bond theme a Bond theme?
  4. Adoption of music streaming is slowing. Is that a problem?
  5. Have you noticed how audio has become a really, really big thing over the last couple of years?
  6. A violin made in 1757 was lost on a Toronto subway.
  7. Yay, Jagermeister!
  8. Looking foward to Wonder Woman: 1984? Take a listen to this. (Via Sean)
  9. This was definitely the year of livestreams over Zoom. Here’s an analysis.
  10. The Weeknd is having trouble selling his California mansion.
  11. Willie Nelson is 87 and has no plans to stop. Here’s an interview.
  12. The Goo Goo Dolls have a Christmas tour of drive-ins.

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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