Random Music News for Friday, December 16, 2016

Anyone else suffering from this respiratory virus that lasts for weeks? Is it mostly a dude thing? Or am I just being a wuss? And now, the music news…

  1. Well, Trump has found one person to sing at his inauguration…
  2. …and maybe a few others for the post-inaugural bash.
  3. Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has an issue. His wife has been accused of assaulting Scott “Chachi” Baio for being a Trump supporter.
  4. The time Trump declared Kim Kardashian had “a fat ass.”
  5. What was life really like with Bowie during the 70s? Glad you asked
  6. Now we have a New Zealand woman who claims that Prince is the father of her son. DNA test pending. Call Maury!
  7. Here’s why your band will never get rich on YouTube.
  8. Remembering the era of punk badges.
  9. It’s still a very good time to start collecting vinyl.
  10. A new site called Jammber that says it can get musicians paid faster.
  11. Light pollution is messing up robins’ song.
  12. Yeah, Mumford & Sons realizes that their name is crap.
  13. Playlist albums.” They’re a thing and being used to break new music by labels.
  14. Bob Geldof vs the EU.

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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