Random Music News for Friday, December 19, 2014

Last day of school before Christmas break. Sorry, parents…

  1. A Liberace hologram(ish) thing will star in a Las Vegas production.
  2. Motley Crue(ish) fast food.
  3. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich is going to be in a movie.
  4. These new jeans will prevent “digital pickpocketing.” Yes, that’s a thing.
  5. From the The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same Dept: Lynyrd Skynyrd is being re-released on vinyl.
  6. From the This Is News? Dept: Noel Gallagher embarrassed his daughter about her musical tastes.
  7. Ten Christmas songs that don’t suck. (Via Gilles)
  8. How a UK newspaper interview brought the hate upon Lana Del Rey.
  9. The Toronto Raptors = Drake.
  10. Deezer has struck a deal with a Toronto-based company to incorporate lyrics search.
  11. Incubus has signed to Island records and plans to release two EPs in 2015. (Via Greggory)

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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