Random Music News for Wednesday, December 24, 2014

‘Twas the night before Christmas, etc.

  1. Robert Smith of the Cure teamed up with Eric Idle to sing “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.” I’d have killed to see this!
  2. Just in case you missed it, there will be no Christmas #1 for Iron Maiden or the Pogues this year.
  3. Still short of Christmas music? Get a big download for free from True North Records.
  4. YouTube is being threatened with more lawsuits over the music videos it carries. A BILLION dollars? (Via Tom)
  5. Grimes comes clean on the origins of her name.
  6. Is this guy the most delusional music writer in the world? (Via The Lonely Vagabond)
  7. Is anyone really surprised that there’s an Iggy Azalea sex tape? Doesn’t everyone have one now?
  8. The School of Rock is going to Broadway! And the person behind it is Andrew Lloyd Webber. No, seriously.
  9. Just in time for Christmas: Joey Bada$$ and “Curry Chicken.”
  10. If you’re in a band, try not to vomit on a security guard in the middle of your set.
  11. Here’s an interesting list of favourite Christmas songs. It’s not like the others.
  12. And from the same source, here’s a list of all the songs you hear in Christmas commercials.

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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