Random Music News for Thursday, December 4, 2014

It was 60 years ago today that the first-ever Burger King opened. That store was in Miami.

  1. The former drummer for Cake has been sent to jail for 15 years for child molestation. He’ll be popular.
  2. Shazam will soon be used in stores for targeting ads.
  3. Ultrasonic haptic feedback. What?
  4. Frozen makeup. It’s  a thing.
  5. Just what you need: “All I Want for Christmas” sung 20 different ways.
  6. If you’re feeling nostalgic for the tapes of cassette tapes–and I can’t imagine why–try Tapedeck.org. (Via Michael)
  7. If you’re interesting in what trended and what was hot in 2014, you should look at these lists at Billboard.
  8. This is just the kind of thing that Slipknot doesn’t need to hear.
  9. Spoons man Gord Deppe has written an autobiography called SpoonFed. Get it here.
  10. Ian McLagan of The Small Faces and The Faces has died at age 69 as the result of complications of a stroke.
  11. Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford is out of action because he slipped at a hometown concert by Rise Against.
  12. 50 Cent’s bank account has been frozen because he refused to pay $17 million in a court case judgement with a headphone manufacturer.
  13. Holy crap! This Dr.Luke-Kesha rape situation just got weirder. Now Kesha’s lawsuit say that Luke was the producer who raped Lady Gaga.
  14. Interior decorating with the wife of a Rolling Stone.
  15. Looks like we should be paying attention to this new singer named James Bay.
  16. Cher comes out on the side of pigs. Actual pigs.

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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