Random music news for Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Why am I working on Christmas day? Great question.

  1. Here’s Ozzy’s Christmas playlist.
  2. Even Christmas songs are targets of copyright infringement charges. See?
  3. Because it’s Christmas, it’s the best time for Christmas horror movies.
  4. Federal officials found guns and drugs on Lil Wayne’s private plane Monday night.
  5. Allee Willis, the writer of the theme from Friends (and many, many other hits), has died at the age of 72.
  6. So where are Madonna’s kids spending Christmas? There was a legal fight with ex Guy Ritchie.
  7. Talinda Bennington, Chester’s widow, talked to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about suicide. Watch.
  8. Why did you do that, Apple?
  9. Then again, Apple has sold USD$6 billion worth of AirPods this year.
  10. Audiomack is an interesting free music sharing and discovery app. Might want to experiment with this.
  11. Another shot at Noel by Liam. Merry Christmas, guys.
  12. Should we be freaked out by this little Internet fact?
  13. Corey Taylor of Slipknot has written a script for a horror movie. That should be interesting.
  14. Tickets for Kanye’s barely-an-hour-long opera sell for US$300.
  15. This looks like a cool compact stereo for the space-crunched.
  16. “Divorce looks good on Adele.” Discuss.
  17. Ed Sheeran sure had a good year. He paid himself well, too.

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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