Random music news for Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Before we begin, who doesn’t love news bloopers?

Moving to music news for December 9, 2020…

  1. If this album sells for the expected amount, it will be the most expensive vinyl record of all time.
  2. Still with vinyl, this book will be important to Led Zeppelin fans.
  3. It’s happening. Musical prodigy Nandi Bushell will perform with the Foo Fighters.
  4. Breakdancing is now an official Olympic sport. No, seriously.
  5. Neil Young has dropped his lawsuit against Donald Trump for using his music.
  6. This is a sad but touching ode to all the music venues we’ve lost in 2020.
  7. Sinead O’Connor will publish her memoirs next year.
  8. Wayne’s World! Wayne’s World!
  9. Another band has its own hot sauce.
  10. Drake had knee surgery. He’s doing well.
  11. Elf on the Shelf meets The Police. Creepy shit, this. (Via Sean)
  12. Cher’s old place in Miami Beach just sold for US$17 million.
  13. Here’s an interview with Michael Lang, the man behind Woodstock.
  14. And here’s an interview with Daniel Ek, the SEO of Spotify.
  15. Speaking of which, Spotify would like advertisers to look at this data from how people listened to music from 2020.

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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