Published on December 6th, 2016 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Tuesday, December 6, 2016
On this day in 1941, Canada declared war on Finland. (It’s complicated; we followed the UK and Finland was at the time occupied by Germany.) And now, the music news.
- This new rock opera is dedicated to the women of the space race. Hey, it’s better than a revival of Cats, right?
- Iggy Pop has traded in his sports car. Here’s why.
- Infamous UK pirate radio station Radio Caroline wants to be back on the air for its 50th anniversary.
- A good plan: People are waking up to the fact that we have to find a way to store all the material that’s on cassettes.
- Meet the black metal musician who accidentally ended up being elected a city councilor in Oslo, Norway.
- Here’s why classical music is secretly insane.
- The “day the music died” in Cuba.
- How mixtapes changed the world of hip hop.
- Beyonce is apparently shortlisted for Time’s Person of the Year. She’s up against Trump and Putin.
- The owner of the Pulse nightclub–remember that awful massacre last year?–won’t sell to the city of Orlando so they can tear it down and put up a memorial.
- Would you want to be Morrissey’s management? Here’s the kind of thing they have to deal with.
- With about a month to go before Christmas, album sales in Canada are -21.4% compared to last year. Vinyl is up 28.3%.
- A bunch of K-pop stars have been caught up in a diplomatic hissy fit between South Korea and China.
- This guy from New Zealand claims that he’s Prince’s father.