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Published on December 8th, 2017 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Friday, December 8, 2017

Here’s a fun game to play: Predict the next goofy/dangerous/reckless/unnecessary thing Donald Trump will do to piss off the rest of the world. As you thinking about that, here’s some music news for December 8.

  1. There’s a metal festival set for April in downtown Las Vegas in April. Can you imagine what the security is going to be for this thing?
  2. And the winner of Colour of the Year for 2017 is…Prince Purple!
  3. Imagine your parents splashing out to have this musical entertainment at your 18th birthday party. Just $4 million USD.
  4. There was more unreleased Jimi Hendrix material? That’s what, 30-40 posthumous albums?
  5. New York firefighters found some weird stuff in a nightclub.
  6. Here’s an interesting battle between a Toronto music teacher and a principal.
  7. Progress: an all-female concert in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia…
  8. …and an all-female version of Jesus Christ Superstar.
  9. If you’re an Elvis Costello fan, you’ll want to read this.
  10. Japanese music fans can be very picky about the audio quality of their music. Deezer wants to help.
  11. The history of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.” Click if you dare.
  12. We may soon be able to talk to the dolphins–or at least eavesdrop on them.
  13. Tom Morello, Michael Stipe and other musicians have come out in favour of protecting net neutrality.
  14. You can help protect against dementia by playing Super Mario 64? Apparently.
  15. There’s a strange campaign to get Taylor Swift to denounce Donald Trump.
  16. Here’s a deliberately ugly George Michael Christmas sweater. Because you know you want one.

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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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