Random Music News for Friday, December 23, 2016

Only a couple of more sleeps, kids. And unbelievably, there’s still music news to be had.

  1. Will the Beach Boys play Donald Trump’s inauguration? Maybe
  2. But KISS has politely declined.
  3. This meme completely confused the dance music world. Om telolet om, everyone. But what does it mean?
  4. Fantastic article for vinyl fans: The weirdest vinyl stories for 2016.
  5. Let’s get caught up on the sons of Mick Jagger, Liam Gallagher and Sting.
  6. John Williams doesn’t seem to think much of the work he did scoring Star Wars.
  7. It was Elvis who was the hound dog. See?
  8. Dave Abbruzzese, the former Pearl Jam drummer, invented a new word based on his snub for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: “Fucktardia.”
  9. Theory: Journey made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because “the Hall is running out of geezers.”
  10. Okay, so many 2016 wasn’t all bad–at least for these musicians.
  11. A judge has ordered that Prince’s divorce documents be unsealed. This estate situation just keeps getting stranger.
  12. A fan has found another secret in the artwork of David Bowie’s Blackstar album.
  13. Rumour: the iPhone 8 (codenamed “Ferrari”) will be released at the same time as the iPhone 7s.
  14. Early hot band warning: Investigate Starset. They could be big in 2017. And check out the backstory for their front dude. Christ!
  15. The story of “Death to the World.” You’re welcome.

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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