Random music news for Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Back in the home office but still technically on vacation for another few days. Here are some random music news items for November 21, 2018.

  1. Snoop has his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  2. Never work with singing donkeys on live TV.
  3. A Smashing Pumpkins Christmas album? Could happen, says Billy.
  4. I was wondering when we’d hear more about Ghost vs. evangelicals. That time is now.
  5. Here are some of the weirdest conspiracies about K-pop superstars BTS.
  6. “The greatest albums you’ve never heard.” Okay. I’ll bite.
  7. More than 50,000 people have signed a petition demanding that Maroon 5 pull out of their Super Bowl performance.
  8. This guy apparently has Australia’s largest vinyl collection.
  9. Here’s some great insight into the creation of one of the most identifiable TV/movie themes.
  10. Chris Martin is working to help victims of the California wildfires.
  11. Oh dear, Mariah.
  12. If you can’t get enough grunge (especially Nirvana), read this.
  13. This is a good story about the reconstruction of the new El Mocambo.
  14. Could Taylor Swift’s new UMG deal push album prices up? And what else could her new deal mean for the industry? This, perhaps.
  15. Rush fans will be happy about this release.

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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