Random Music News for Monday, November 21, 2016

Have I mentioned how much I hate the flip-top lids on tubes of toothpaste? Who came up with these useless things?  And now, the music news.

  1. Some idiots defaced Adam Yauch Park in NYC with anti-Semitic graffiti. Assholes. Ad-Rock had this to say.
  2. If you’re an artist railing against Spotify and other streaming services, “you’re f–king dumb.”
  3. These are apparently the 10 most recognizable musical jingles of all time.
  4. Kanye’s latest rant was directed toward Jay Z, Beyonce, Hillary Clinton and Mark Zuckerberg. Say it with me: “Shut UP, Kanye!”
  5. Meanwhile, pissed off fans are getting refunds for the show where he went on his pro-Trump rant.
  6. Sex Pistol Steve Jones says he was a sex addict.
  7. Freddie Mercury’s mother has died at the age of 94.
  8. Producer Nile Rodgers has a pronunciation problem.
  9. The Police have been offered a stupid amount of money to play Desert Trip in 2017.
  10. Does the liberalism and progressiveness in pop culture reflect what’s happening in the US? Probably not.
  11. Did you watch Westworld last night? Notice anything about the music? Here’s what I mean.
  12. How long should you spend washing your hands during cold and flu season? For as long as it takes to sing one verse of “God Save the Queen.” (Your choice of which one.)
  13. Noise-cancelling fragrance” from Bill Gates blocks foul stenches.
  14. Meanwhile, Microsoft has some new products just for musicians. Yes, Microsoft.
  15. Some waitress secrets from the history of the Hard Rock Cafe.

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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