Random Music News for Monday, December 22, 2014

Why do the dogs have more presents under the tree than I do? And why are most of them from my parents?

  1. One of the guys from Good Charlotte has taken Cameron Diaz off the market.
  2. If you’re interesting in ancient music history, here’s an item about polyphony that you’ll like.
  3. A London nightclub gets to stay open, but they now must use sniffer dogs on patrons.
  4. What’s wrong with Germany? Why do they like David Hasselhoff so much? Why do they keep giving him work?
  5. Why do so many musicians endorse perfumes and cologne? Because they sell by the tanker.
  6. The ice dancer and the iPod trial. This is weird.
  7. What’s your vinyl collection worth? I was recently interviewed about that.
  8. Snoop Dogg Lion and his son are getting an EPSN documentary series.
  9. A Turkish TV show was fined by the government for letting male contestants dance with women who were not their wives.
  10. The City of Hamilton has launched a new music and film office. Great idea!
  11. It was a matter of time before we saw this: a new radio format devoted to classic hip hop. Hey, I’d listen.
  12. Scientists discover that women’s voices can actually make men’s skin tingle.
  13. Paul Stanley from KISS did a Folgers Coffee commercial? Yep. Way back in the day. (Via Tom)
  14. And speaking of Paul, here’s 45 minutes of his inane stage banter. Suitable for CIA-level torture. (More from Tom)
  15. The next time some snot-nose kid asks “What’s the big deal about the Beatles?”, start by showing them this.
  16. Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer is finally coming to the US. (Canada’s had it for a while–in some provinces, anyway.) (Via Tom again)

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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