Random Music News for Friday, December 15, 2017

Hoi An to Da Nang to Bangkok today. As much as I love noodles and stirfry, I really want some prime rib. And now, the music news for December 5.

  1. #MeToo allegations are really piling up against hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.
  2. Frank Ocean now has his own radio station within Grand Theft Auto V.
  3. DIne Alone Records has a pretty cool Christmas sampler for free download. Get yours here.
  4. According to the weekly Popbitch newsletter,Al-Qaeda have released a new album just in time for Christmas. “Ambassadors Of Glory” features 15 bangers such as “Taliban”, “Jihadists” and “Snarl, O Gun”. (Expect their Ed Sheeran duet remix to drop next week…)
  5. If you’re into watching what the charts are doing in the UK–especially with the whole Christmas #1 thing coming up–check out this website.
  6. Sorry, Kenny Loggins fans. What a missed opportunity.
  7. Norway to FM radio: Buh-bye.
  8. This 71-year-old hip-hopper is killing it in Halifax. (Via Tom)

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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