Random music news for Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Please don’t shoot people over loud music, especially on Christmas Eve. Then again, this is a Florida story. Segueing to music news for December 28, 2021…

  1. Here’s Pitchfork’s list of the 100 best songs of 2021.
  2. The 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise will be back for 2022.
  3. Ozzy has jumped on the NFT bandwagon with “Crytptobatz.”
  4. Sting’s son is already for a career as…a cop.
  5. Because every city needs a mural of Lemmy.
  6. Brian Eno is not a fan of NFTs.
  7. Looking to discover some music almost no one has heard before? Try the TAPEFEAR archive.
  8. There’s a new book by a publicist coming out that has some big artists squirming.
  9. Apparently Drake spent much of Christmas handing out cash to stranger.
  10. Planning a career in radio? Read this.
  11. Patti Smith has been given the key to NYC.
  12. Hasn’t it been at least a year since Spotify promised higher fidelity with their streams? Where is it?
  13. Apple’s Eddy Cue says he can’t, but I swear I can.
  14. Saudi Arabia has a plan to become a “cultural hub.”

BONUS: If you’re in the market for something new to worry about, try this.

BONUS BONUS: This guy has been banned from leaving Israel for 8,000 years.

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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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