Random Music News for Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Now I have a cold. Nice timing, rhinovirus.

  1. Christina Aguilera went to Disneyland and got into a fight with Mickey Mouse. No joke.
  2. Don’t believe any stories about DMX being caught up in a dog fighting scandal. It’s a hoax.
  3. Rumour: U2, AC/DC and Madonna to perform at the Grammys. Hell, I might watch that.
  4. 5 Seconds of Summer becomes 5 Seconds of Toast due to boredom.
  5. Video flashback: Watch Robert Trujillo successfully audition to become the new bass player for Metallica.
  6. When birds get drunk, they slur their songs. They’re just like us!
  7. One of the year’s most-Googled tutorials is “how to twerk.” What’s wrong with people?
  8. The Consumer Electronics Show is coming up very soon. The “connected home” will be a very big deal. Imagine the music possibilities…
  9. Canadian indie artist Mac Demarco is still his old shoes on eBay for charity. Bids are now in excess of $11,000.

 

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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