Random Music News for Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happy birthday, Britney Spears.

  1. Looking to give a music book as a Christmas gift? Here are some ideas.
  2. This injured violinist kept up her chops by playing music in her head for ten years.
  3. So what are the favourite albums of people in the Canadian music industry? Here are some confessions–including mine.
  4. Here’s a good book about David Bowie’s Berlin years. (Via Jim)
  5. Cannibal Corpse has officially been banned in Russia.
  6. AC/DC’s drummer Phil Rudd pleads not guilty to all the charges brought against him.
  7. Speaking of AC/DC, Angus Young says his brother’s dementia began showing up in 2008.
  8. No, Skrillex didn’t pay $5 million for that Wu Tang record.
  9. PJ Harvey plans to release a book of poetry.
  10. The Who’s Roger Daltrey crashed a couple’s wedding. That must have been interesting. (Via Hector)
  11. Did Moby sell his California home to Banksy?
  12. You never see this kind of thing on the American version of X Factor.
  13. Uh-oh: allegations of child abuse within Black Flag.
  14. Jennifer Lawrence lands atop the iTunes chart.
  15. You need to read Killer Mike’s op-ed about the negative stigma of hip hop.

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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