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Published on December 30th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, December 30, 2017

Note to self: Publish some music-related New Year’s resolutions tomorrow. Any suggestions you have should go to alan@alancross.ca. And now, some music news for December 30.

  1. This could be the best story about Santa Claus this year. (Via FF)
  2. Mariah Carey sure won’t be missing soundcheck in TImes Square this year.
  3. LG has just announced their smart speaker.
  4. This list details 16 weird things that were shoved into human bodies that shouldn’t have. Why would you put a cell phone up there?
  5. Here’s a list of drugs they take in Iron Maiden.
  6. This is the story of how a high school student figured out how Apple was slowing down older iPhones.
  7. Matchbox Twenty’s tour manager has died.
  8. This new technology can charge your gadget from up to 80 feet away.
  9. So who’s going on tour in 2018? Here are some of the big names hitting the road.
  10. The rise of “skunk.” Wait–what?
  11. The rich are not like you and I. See?
  12. This photographer has a thing about going to gigs and taking pictures of performers’ shoes.
  13. Not really music-related (except for the first one) but these real-life signs posted by employees are just too good not to pass on.
  14. For some strange reason, these dolphins sing and chant like mice.
  15. Ringo Starr now has his knighthood.
  16. Billy Joel was one of the names written in for the Alabama Senate election.



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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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