Random Music News for Friday, December 22, 2017

Good news! The days are now getting longer! Summer is now on the way. As you ponder that, here’s the music news for December 22.

  1. The UK now considers Internet access “a legal right,” just like water and electricity.
  2. According to one report, Apple is going to merge OS and iOS as soon as next year.
  3. Robert Plant’s Aston Martin DB5 is up for sale. Interested? (Via Rob)
  4. Pitchfork has this list of the biggest musical trends of 2017.
  5. An over-zealous breakdown of the Christmas lights Bob Dylan puts up outside his home in Malibu. (Via Tom)
  6. Well, it’s better than being sent to a gulag
  7. The 50 best rock star insults.
  8. Looking for songs that will count down to midnight New Year’s Eve? Take a look at these.
  9. Tired of the usual Christmas songs? Try these.
  10. If you’re at a Foo Fighters show and Dave asks you to sing, you sing. (Via Tom)
  11. The story behind “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney.
  12. In #MeToo news, Ethan Kath of Crystal Castles is under investigation for sex crimes.
  13. About 10,000 people turned out to sing a Christmas song in Japan.
  14. A museum dedicated to funk has opened in Ohio.
  15. This dude stole over 50 mobile phones at a concert using a women’s swimsuit.

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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