Random Music News for Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Much of yesterday’s music news was written and posted aboard Lufthansa LH470, a 747-400 equipped with FlyNet, the airline’s satellite-delivered WiFi system. It delivered some seriously great connectivity, even over the North Atlantic. You know the Germans; they make good stuff.

  1. Five Finger Death Punch have canceled their Paris show after blowing out one in Italy earlier. The rumours that their show will be targeted by terrorists is still pretty strong.
  2. Now is NOT the time to shoot a music video in which all your dancers are dressed like terrorists.
  3. So how’s it going with that mythical new album from Tool? Let’s ask Adam Jones.
  4. I’ll ask the question again: With all the shit going down in the world today (ISIS, climate change, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter), where are all the protest songs?
  5. Does this count as a protest song?
  6. Here’s a handy guide to some of the more interesting isolated vocal tracks on the Internet.
  7. How crazy are Justin Bieber fans? THIS crazy.
  8. Is Bieber melting down?
  9. These viral videos are now ten years old.
  10. Dance music and ketamine: it’s getting worse.
  11. Expect Adele to be the big headliner at Glastonbury in 2016.
  12. Ed Sheeran is going to be in the new Bridget Jones movie.
  13. Despite not working before the release of 25, Adele made £46,000 a day or £17,000,000 a year.
  14. Canada’s Danna brothers are great at making music for (cartoon) dinosaurs.
  15. Vine is now available on Apple Watch.
  16. Time for 2015 retrospectives. Two of this year’s biggest breakout stars look back on the year.
  17. Do not drive to Strawberry Fields high.

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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