Random Music News for Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday.  Could be worse, though. Could be Monday in Buffalo.

  1. Ron Sexsmith has cut a Christmas single with…Engelbert Hunkerdinck? What universe are we in?
  2. Jennifer Lawrence sings!
  3. Shirley Bassey finally got to correct those bum notes in “Goldfinger.” Wait–there were bum notes in “Goldfinger?”
  4. Bone conduction: the future of headphones?
  5. The Sony logo that never was. Thank goodness, too.
  6. Petr Cech of Chelsea in the English Premiere League has been uploading videos of himself playing the drums to the Foo Fighters and Coldplay. He’s not bad.
  7. Here’s a primer on the art of using silence in video from Martin Scorcese.
  8. How did Red Bull become such an awesome patron of indie music? And why?
  9. Check out this list of 37 of the coolest and most unusual vinyl releases of all time.
  10. This woman gets paid HOW MUCH just because she looks like like Rihanna?
  11. Peter Gabriel unveiled a new song at a concert in Italy last week.
  12. Tom DeLonge of Blink 182 says that music streaming is just like killing elephants.  Wait–did he REALLY make that stupid comparison?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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