Random Music News for Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Ready, set, SHOP! And if you have time, here’s the music news for December 26.

  1. Can you really blame this guy for what he did? I can’t. (Via Tom)
  2. You knew this was coming: A class-action lawsuit against Apple for slowing down older iPhones.
  3. Just in case you want to get ahead on your list of artists who died in 2017, click here.
  4. It will soon be SIR Ringo Starr.
  5. People are still very concerned about Sinead O’Connor.
  6. Italy has declared that in the very near future, all standard infotainment systems in cars must include a DAB receiver. France is going to do the same very soon.
  7. These rock stars have some interesting hidden talents. Who knew Flea was so into chess?
  8. A history of those etchings you find in the run-off grooves of some vinyl records.
  9. Check out this dude with a cybernetic hand playing the Star Wars theme.
  10. Here are some predictions for podcasts in 2018.
  11. One in four Americans now listens to podcasts. And GM will be adding podcasts to the dashboard of an unspecified number of models.
  12. Meanwhile, you do get my Ongoing History podcast, don’t you?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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