Random Music News for Thursday, December 25, 2014

What? You didn’t think that I was going to publish today?

  1. Here are the world’s 12 richest bass players. Weirdly, the list omits Paul McCartney.
  2. No one is really sure that North Korea was behind the Sony hack. I say it was an inside job. Still, are you gonna see The Interview today? If you don’t, the terrorists win. (I did NOT type that with a straight face.)
  3. Will Buzzfeed be the future of the music business?
  4. Speaking of which, here’s some light Christmas reading: An oral history of the birth of NYC hardcore.
  5. Music and food: foodie culture is changing the musical landscape.
  6. If you got some sound gear for Christmas, you might as well learn how speakers work.
  7. Ozzy will appear on a late night edition of The Talk. No one will understand a word, of course. (Via Tom)
  8. Avril Lavigne would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and let everyone know she’s not in rehab.
  9. Fourteen more Madonna songs have leaked. Merry Christmas, Madge.


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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