Random Music News for Wednesday, December 16, 2015

My lost luggage finally arrived after my trip to the Caribbean–liquor intact, thank Jeebus. And now, in music news…

  1. No surprise here: STP and Velvet Revolver music sales have gone up since Scott Weiland’s death.
  2. Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger has been sued by an insurance company over his throat problems.
  3. Here’s an explanation for a very weird scene in the Rudolph TV special from 1964. Why does Yukon Cornelius lick his ax? (Via Larry)
  4. Poison drummer Rikki Rockett has revealed he has cancer.
  5. I can’t imagine the horror of being on this flight with Kenny G.
  6. Sure, Lewis Hamilton is the F1 driving champion, but what he really wants to do is sing.
  7. The online record database Discogs wants to document every single record store and record store event in the world.
  8. Apple Music now works on Sonos systems, albeit in beta. Now maybe I’ll start using it more. (Apple Music, not Sonos.)
  9. Speaking of which, Apple Music has fixed its metadata to make searching better for classical music fans.
  10. Stingray Digital, a Canadian streaming company, has bought its way into the Australian market.
  11. These are the hottest vegetarian celebrities of 2015.
  12. You’ll be relieved to know that Britney Spears’ ex, K-Fed, has found work. In a strip club. (Via Tom)

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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