Random Music News for Friday, December 9, 2016

Sister’s birthday. Remind me to call her. And now, the music news…

  1. John Lennon’s killer has been denied parole for the 7th time.
  2. If you’re interested in a different aspect of British music, here’s a documentary that might be worth watching. (Via Larry)
  3. Check out the artwork for the 2016 album from Skinny Girl Diet called Heavy Flow. (Larry again)
  4. Discuss this: Songs you are really, really, really sick of.
  5. The second-most popular dog name in Britain is “Bono.” (Still more Larry.)
  6. Apparently, Donald Trump’s people are finding it difficult to book musical talent for his inauguration.
  7. Maybe Kellyanne Conway knows something about who will perform.
  8. YouTube paid the music industry $1 billion USD this year. The music industry says that’s not enough.
  9. Mick Jagger just became a father for the eighth time. He’s 73. Just sayin’.
  10. Weirdest music headline of the week: “Angry Argentine parents accused of fatally beating pedophile, a trumpeter, as he played in church concert.”
  11. Weird Al is using The Force. (Via Tom)
  12. Are these the worst Christmas songs of all time?

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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