Random Music News for Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” is inescapable here in Vietnam. We heard it four times in 30 minutes over breakfast this morning. In other music news for December 13…

  1. But I will say this about Mariah: she can sure hold a note.
  2. Producer Trevor Horn lost his studio to the California wildfires. Burned to the ground.
  3. In case you missed all the music nominations for the Golden Globes, here they are.
  4. What does Apple’s purchase of Shazam mean for iPhone and iPad users? Let’s take a look.
  5. So who’s going to perform at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan? So many choices
  6. Chris Martin of Coldplay seems to have something going with Dakota Johnson.
  7. A woman has recorded some “alien sounds” coming from a lake in Russia.
  8. This won’t make Sheryl Crow popular with country fans.
  9. And she released this song on the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings.
  10. Variety has some ideas on how to fix The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  11. A Winnipeg prodigy has made it to Carnegie Hall. (Via Tom)
  12. Bono’s daughter has a new acting gig with Jamie Foxx.
  13. The fallout from Josh Homme’s photographer-kicking episode continues.
  14. ABBA remains hotter than ever, thanks to an exhibition and holograms.
  15. What if you could make sound editing like searching a Word document? This company is going to try.
  16. Donna Summer, the musical? Yep.

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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