Random Music News for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Off to Winnipeg today. Gotta play Santa, you know?

  1. A Hungarian singer named Mitsou (real name: Monika Miczura) says that Jay Z and Beyonce ripped off 13 seconds of her 1995 song “Bajba, Bajba Pelem” and turned it into “Drunk in Love.” She’s suing, of course.
  2. British singer Tom Odell has announce a tour of forests for 2015. You read that right.
  3. How about a song called “Date Rape Psychosis?”
  4. It wouldn’t be Christmas without this from Twisted Sister. (Via Tom)
  5. Damon Albarn’s Sydney, Australia, show was cancelled because of the siege with that whacko terrorist.
  6. The Pirate Bay isn’t totally sunk yet.
  7. Among all those documents stolen from Sony by hackers were details of a Kanye West movie.
  8. Nominations for the 2015 Juno Awards (to be held in Hamilton this year on March 15) will be made at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on January 27.
  9. Just in time for Hanukkah: Dr. Dreidel.
  10. Speaking of doctors, why do they get such a hard time in songs?
  11. Michael Stipes says REM will never reform, but promises that he will sing again.
  12. Some music books that might be worth putting on your Christmas list.
  13. Despite two members being dead, Mad Season is reuniting.
  14. If this musical trailer for ABC’s new comedy is anything to go by, Galavant could be worth watching.

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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