Random Music News for Thursday, December 1, 2016

One more month and this awful year will be behind us. And now, in music news…

  1. Kanye has left the hospital.
  2. Was this the thing that pushed Kanye over the edge?
  3. Here are five acts that would be perfect for Trump’s inauguration. (Tongue firmly in cheek, of course.)
  4. The ten funniest uses of the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme.
  5. If you’re a fan of Blue Rodeo, you need to read this profile.
  6. Yeah, that disgusting Mike Patton story about Axl Rose’s orange juice isn’t true.
  7. There’s a global arts program centred on Black Sabbath? Why, yes. Yes, there is.
  8. Billy Corgan has settled his wrestling lawsuit.
  9. Some people are famous for doing great things. This guy is famous for nailing the “Smoke weed every day” line in that Dr. Dre song. (Via Greggory)
  10. Do playlists actually make it harder to break an artist? Maybe.
  11. What kind of impact is artificial intelligence having on music? More than you might think.
  12. With viewership falling, what’s MTV going to do to survive?
  13. Radiohead for Coachella?
  14. Apple’s AirPods are coming soon. Really.

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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