Random music news for Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Tired of the holiday season? Good news! The world is going to end in four days. Best get caught up on your music news for in time for this Apocalypse. (Thanks to Larry for the cheery news.)

  1. Need a last-second alternative Christmas music playlist? Try this.
  2. Weekly Canadian music sales and streaming stats vs. where things were at this time last year. Total album sales, -22.1%; CDs, -24.3%; digital albums, -24.4%; digital tracks, -28.1%; vinyl LPs, +6.8%; on-demand audio streaming: +32.7% (1.640 billion streams in the country last week.)
  3. Well, this isn’t what we expected about “Do They Know It’s Christmas.”
  4. Or you can go with this Christmas choir singing the story of the Trump impeachment.
  5. Liam Gallagher now seems to think Oasis wasn’t that great.
  6. White Stripes Lego.
  7. And the Peleton fun just keeps on coming.
  8. Often Forgotten Canadian Hard Rock/Metal Bands – CHRISTMAS EDITION (Via Danny)
  9. The Trump Presidential Library in Vanilla Ice’s trailer park? Perfect.
  10. Is it a human right to be able to play music? Let’s examine that.
  11. If you’re going to play a music festival in repressive Saudi Arabia, expect a backlash.
  12. Someone has finally beaten one of those stupid, frivolous copyright infringement charge. Good.
  13. Want some predictions for the decade ahead in the realm of entertainment? Go here.
  14. It’s good to be in Queens of the Stone Age. See?

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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