Random Music News for Monday, December 8, 2014

After a bomb scare at Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Martin, we’ve arrived at the NE Caribbean Command Outpost. It looked dodgy for a while.

  1. SLAYER rescues a kitten before a gig. Not very metal but very, very sweet.
  2. A second season of Sonic Highways?  Could be…
  3. There’s a new exhibit featuring Dee Dee Ramone, one of the originals.
  4. Here’s an awesome story about the superhuman nature of Eddie Van Halen’s ears.
  5. Green Day’s auxiliary guitarist, Jason White, is being treated for cancer of the tonsils.
  6. Here are fifty great songs to have sex to.
  7. And now, fifty great breakup songs. (Via Tom)
  8. Vivienne Westwood, the person who dressed hundreds of the original punks, is the subject of a new biography.
  9. So what does the whole Taylor Swift-vs-Spotify thing mean for the future of music?
  10. The untold story of some of hip hop’s greatest albums.
  11. Bro country?” It’s coming. Get used to it. (Via Tom)
  12. This should be a nice: a limited edition 7-inch picture disc of Bowie’s “Young Americans” coming in February.
  13. RIP Brian “Wimpy Roy” Goble, ex of Vancouver punk bands the Skulls, Subhumans and DOA.
  14. FKA Twigs is the only musician to make GQ’s list of The World’s 20 Coolest Women.

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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