Random music news for Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Let’s begin with some science news for the ladies. Now let’s move to music news for December 29, 2021.

  1. How times have changed: Adele’s sales for her current album are down 82% from what she was selling in 2015.
  2. Even Rick Astley gets rickrolled. He was not amused.
  3. Coming soon: A Rush pinball machine.
  4. Uh, Travis? What’s with the baby bottle?
  5. Kanye West just bought a house across the street from ex-wife Kim. And for over the asking price, too.
  6. Idris Elba sings! And this is pretty good. (Via Sean)
  7. If you have some time left over the holidays, try this interactive trip through synthesizer history.
  8. Why do so many artists agree to Las Vegas residencies? The $$$.
  9. Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has this summary of 2021 for his aviation business.
  10. Motorhead’s road crew got a tattoo of their boss using Lemmy’s ashes.
  11. Meanwhile, Alice Cooper turned out to be a great boss to have during COVID.
  12. The KISS museum in Las Vegas looks to be rather large.
  13. Dr. Dre’s divorce finally came through, but it cost him US$100 million.
  14. Here’s a summary of the year in music on TikTok.
  15. And finally, a list of the best music books for 2021.

BONUS: Tired of Big Macs? Take a look at this.

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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