Random music news for Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Think Brazilian evangelicals will benefit from this? If not, there’s always music news for December 1, 2021.

  1. Surprise. Yay.
  2. Motley Crue just sold their recordings catalogue to BMG for US$90 million.
  3. Marilyn Manson’s LA house was raided by the LAPD.
  4. The Foos are FINALLY coming back to Canada in 2022. See?
  5. Adele will start a Las Vegas residency in January at Caesar’s Palace. I can’t imagine how much she’ll be paid.
  6. Peter Jackson had trouble with Disney over parts of the Beatles doc Get Back. The Mouse didn’t want any swearing or smoking.
  7. Rihanna is now officially a “national hero” of the new republic of Barbados.
  8. Here’s Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s resignation letter. It was tweeted out, of course.
  9. Does your music app have you stuck in a rut? You’re not alone.
  10. Here’s another call to study the health implications of TikTok.
  11. Iron Maiden and Marvel Comics together at last. (Via Tom)
  12. I just checked. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” streamed 1.7 million times in Canada last week. In the US, it was 17 million.
  13. There’s a new #BoycottSpotify campaign after CEO Daniel Ek invested in AI warfare technology.
  14. Tim Hortons has a new merch promo with Justin Bieber. This merch is already selling for hundreds of dollars online.

BONUS: A musical Christmas Advent calendar.

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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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