Random Music News for Thursday, December 8, 2016

John Lennon day. It’s been thirty-six years. And now, in music news…

  1. Patti Smith will stand in for Bob Dylan at the Nobel Prize ceremony.
  2. There are growing concerns that Live Nation is buying up too many events and festivals.
  3. An interesting reaction to Madonna’s twerking.
  4. What are the prospects for survival of record stores in 2017? Let’s take a look.
  5. Need to relax? These are the most relaxing ambient sounds online.
  6. Here are the top ten most-viewed YouTube videos in Canada for 2016.
  7. It’s been also a year since the band Viola Blue and their manager were killed in a car accident. Even after the inquest. questions still linger.
  8. Did you like the unusual music selections in Westworld? Now you can stream it.
  9. This is a pretty dark use of Christmas music.
  10. What were David Bowie’s favourite records of all time? These.

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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