Random Music News for Thursday, December 22, 2016

The solstice has passed and the days are now getting longer! Only six months til summer And now, music news.

  1. Here’s how the New York Times Magazine “Lives They Lived” feature remembers David Bowie, Prince and many of the others we lost this year.
  2. Who is this kid that’s going to sing at Donald Trump’s inauguration?
  3. Jack White: Once an upholsterer, always an upholsterer.
  4. Have lots of spare cash and looking to buy a present for the guitarist in your life? Try this beauty. Only $149,999 USD.
  5. The mariachi men of Yugoslavia. Wait–what?
  6. Was there a breach of privacy with Kanye’s medical records?
  7. Jennifer Lopez passed on $1 million to play one set at a Miami club on New Year’s.
  8. The losing lawyer in this year’s Spirit vs. Led Zeppelin plagiarism case is still bitter.
  9. Rumour: the iPhone 8 will have wireless charging that’s said to work from 15 feet away.
  10. Status Quo member’s life “saved by a dodgy kebab.”
  11. Yoko Ono to play a dog. And Bill Murray, too.
  12. Being famous sure ain’t what it used to be. Here’s how things have changed.
  13. Watch this formerly deaf baby hear his parents’ voices for the first time. Adorable.
  14. Into video games? Then this will all sound familiar.
  15. Could this woman become China’s first global pop star?
  16. Bieber indicted in Argentina.

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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