Random music news for Wednesday, January 1, 2020

It’s the future. Time for the first roundup of music news of the new decade.

  1. Here’s a list of all rock stars we lost in 2019.
  2. Here’s a list of the biggest musical trends of the last decade.
  3. And here are ten musical things to look forward to in 2020.
  4. Anyone up for some Coachella 2020 rumours?
  5. No, Dream Theatre’s Mike Portnoy is NOT replacing Neil Peart in Rush.
  6. These are the best and worst months to release music.
  7. Massive Attack plans to tour Europe by train.
  8. Ten percent of Universal, the largest record label in the world, will be sold to a Tencent, the Chinese company.
  9. Mariah Carey’s Twitter account was hacked and the results were…predictable.
  10. Last year was very good for music purchases in the UK–the best since 2006, actually.
  11. Travis Barker and his son seem to have some music coming soon.
  12. And finally, a Goth version of the disco classic, “The Hustle.”

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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