Random music news for Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Is it today the days start getting longer? Even a few seconds of extra daylight will be appreciated. As for music news for December 22, 2021…

  1. This was a very nice gesture by Kanye West in time for Christmas.
  2. The Christmas single: Still a big deal.
  3. Cardi B’s dolls have been scrapped. Quality control issues.
  4. U2’s Adam Clayton needs a haircut.
  5. Brian May’s case of COVID is bad. He’s begging people to get vaccinated.
  6. COVID has killed off Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette’s Broadway musical.
  7. Get this: COVID has chopped Ed Sheeran’s touring profits from £70 million a year to just £600. That’s not a typo.
  8. Britney’s dad is asking for her to pay his legal fees.
  9. Producer/composer Giorgio Moroder is auctioning off a Lamborghini he co-designed back in the 80s. The 1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T (yes, it had a V16 long before Bugatti got into that game) will be sold through Sotheby’s.
  10. Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance thinks that guitar music is due for a revival.
  11. Oh, Mariah
  12. Uh, no. If you’re an audiophile with this kind of money to spend on something like this or this, you’ve lost the plot. (Via Rick)
  13. TikTok might just be the third largest worldwide social network behind Instagram and Facebook.
  14. That time a fan showed up at John Lennon’s house.
  15. Poll: Is Coldplay a rock band?

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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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