Random Music News for Thursday, December 29, 2016

I promised myself I’d use part of the Christmas break to file all those CDs on the floor of my office. Number of CDs filed so far? Zero. And in other music news…

  1. Elton John is rumoured to perform at George Michaels’ funeral.
  2. “There is no right way to mourn celebrities on the Internet.” Discuss.
  3. This isn’t going to go over well with George Michael fans.
  4. And Lemmy has been gone a year.
  5. Amanda Palmer: “Donald Trump is going to make punk rock great again!” She’s right.
  6. Murder detectives want to know if this Amazon Echo heard anything.
  7. Want to spend some money on some wireless headphones? Here are some recommendations.
  8. It’s been a while since we discussed crazy concert riders. Here’s what Wale demands. Seriously dude?
  9. Whitney Houston, Cher, Tina Turner and Donna Summer are all getting their own musicals.
  10. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will supposedly be loaded with AI. Hopefully, it won’t burst into flames. (Via Tom)
  11. Crash a Taylor Swift concert and you could go to jail. See?
  12. If you’re a Smiths fans, you need to check out this article on all their artwork. (Via John)
  13. Live next door to Justin Bieber? No thanks.
  14. Moby had to get a restraining order against a crazy fan.

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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