Random Music News for Monday, December 12, 2016

There’s some kind of big Pokemon Go update today. Are people still into that? Here’s some music news…

  1. Prince’s best friends are now telling their best Prince stories.
  2. This website turns police calls into ambient music.
  3. Guns ‘N Roses sold a million tickets in 24 hours for the next leg of their tour.
  4. Kirk Hammett of Metallica wants to get into a Twitter war with Donald Trump. THAT would be fun.
  5. A Madonna-Michael Jackson romance? It happened, but…
  6. Madonna’s son is working as a food delivery guy. On bicycle.
  7. Hey, Apple! How’s it going with those new AirPods? Oh. Never mind.
  8. Ever forget the words to a speech at the worst possible time? Don’t feel bad. Patti Smith forgot some words to a Dylan song in front of the Nobel Prize people
  9. Here’s a nice tribute to David Bowie.
  10. I would have love to have seen this: Courtney Love sang “Like a Virgin” in a Miami karaoke bar.
  11. There’s a war over nonstop Xmas music in New York City.
  12. The Stanford U marching band has been suspended over “systemic cultural problem.”
  13. All the ways a musician can make money in this day and age.
  14. The story of the Blitz Kids: How a group of London club kids helped set the tone of music in the post-punk world.
  15. Here’s an eyewitness account of the time they tried to assassinate Bob Marley.
  16. Here’s a spirited defense of Paul McCartney’s awful “Wonderful Christmastime.”
  17. Scientists say if monkeys could talk, they’d sound like this.
  18. These four musicians died in that horrible warehouse rave fire in Oakland.

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.

Let us know what you think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.