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Published on December 3rd, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, December 3, 2018

I wonder what kind of week Donald Trump is going to have. He’s gotta be stressed. Meanwhile, here’s some music news for December 3, 2018.

  1. A popular Christmas song has fallen to the #MeToo movement. See if you agree with this. (Via Tom)
  2. How are Millennials changing the music industry? Let’s count the ways.
  3. And here’s how software is going to change the whole experience of driving.
  4. The BBC takes a look at how vinyl records are made.
  5. The International Space Station has a computer called CIMON. It likes Kraftwerk and throws a tantrum when you deny it that music.
  6. “Silent Night” is now 200 years old. There was a party of sorts. Er, duh. (Via Tom)
  7. A new study finds non-believers are bigger metalheads than religious people.
  8. Can a band make a comeback from #MeToo accusations? Maybe, but learn from these guys.
  9. Not music-related, but can you imagine Donald Trump doing with Alec Baldwin what George H.W. Bush did with Dana Carvey? Spoiler? No.
  10. A music venue with 157,000 speakers? No, that’s not a typo. Such a beast is currently being built in Las Vegas.
  11. Apple greedy? Really? You don’t say…
  12. Elton John has opened up about the last days of Freddie Mercury.
  13. Bono grew to be very fond of George H.W. Bush. He made these comments following Bush Sr’s death.
  14. One of the world’s most iconic record store owners has died.



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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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