Random Music News for Saturday, December 3, 2016

Happy 22nd birthday, Playstation! And it was 24 years ago today that the first text message was sent. And now, the music news…

  1. Duran Duran has lost a court battle over song rights.
  2. Dolly Parton is a fine, fine woman. See?
  3. Is SiriusXM thinking of buying Pandora? Maybe.
  4. Lady Gaga played a shopping centre in the UK. That was a surprise.
  5. A lot of people are now naming their dogs after characters in the musical Hamilton.
  6. Spotify might finally turn a profit next year.
  7. Headline of the week: “Finley Quaye Fined For Headbutting Dying Friend Who Wanted To Watch Game Of Thrones.” Go here.
  8. Think Tove Lo is going to regret this tattoo?
  9. Just in time for Christmas: an essay on black metal.

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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