Random music news for Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Hands up everyone who was freaked out by yesterday’s Google outage. Nothing like that today (yet), so we can move on to music news for December 16, 2020.

  1. For God’s sake, Sharon, stay away from Ozzy!
  2. The guy behind the TikTok video featuring Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and cranberry juice has tested positive for COVID.
  3. Offset says he “doesn’t trust” the vaccine.
  4. Why would the Foo Fighters release a new album during a pandemic? This is why.
  5. Are livestreams good for bands? Let’s do a financial analysis.
  6. Troy Carter has launched a new project that will allow labels to beta test songs.
  7. Want to smell like Dolly Parton? You will be able to in 2021.
  8. Mike Tyson says he still feels a little guilty about how Tupac died.
  9. Stewart Copeland of the Police is listing this place he owns in London. Nice spot.
  10. Meanwhile, some mysterious person has bought Elvis Presley’s “Honeymoon House.
  11. The Chainsmokers have turned investors in this new app.
  12. A guy accidentally dropped his iPhone while filming from an airplane. He found it intact–and it took video all the way down.
  13. Chester Benington’s ex-wife has a new book in which she talks about his struggles.
  14. A history of being jailed for playing music in Latin America.
  15. What? This required an apology?

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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