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Published on December 6th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, December 6, 2018

On this day in 1969, Hells Angels security people murdered a concert-goer during a set by the Rolling Stones at Altamont. So much for the peace and love of the 1960s. As for music news on December 6, 2018…

  1. Queens of the Stone Age have a new 7-inch Christmas single.
  2. A new Grateful Dead beer is coming. It’ll be brewed with granola. Seriously.
  3. Someone stole $10,000 worth of guitars from Miley Cyrus’ storage locker just weeks after the Malibu fires destroyed her home.
  4. New survey: The most popular songs for roadtrips in the UK.
  5. There is real concern about the future of busking in the UK.
  6. A KKK-themed Christmas song? What were you thinking, kids?
  7. Ticketmaster says they can’t be sued by customers. It’s in the fine print, apparently. This may have an impact on the class action lawsuits filed over Ticketmaster’s tight relationship with the secondary market.
  8. The CEO of Live Nation was interviewed by CNBC and says that the live music industry is bigger than ever. Watch here.
  9. Remember the awesome breakup announcement by the Toronto band Witchrot that went viral? Well, about that
  10. Bad news for Rush fans who have been trying to keep the faith.
  11. How unreliable are you if you’re praised for punctuality when you start a concert just twenty minutes late?
  12. George Ezra praises his burping. You read that right.
  13. Courtney Love is selling off her wardrobe.
  14. Here’s a good history of bands who faked it. Yes, Milli Vanilli is here, but so are many others.
  15. And that Beyonce album tracklisting making the rounds may be fake, too.
  16. Facebook is in trouble. Some think its future might be in the music space.
  17. Jennifer Aniston was a little shocked at what Dolly Parton said.
  18. Among the most popular dog names for 2019 will be Cardi B.
  19. This is one weird Lady Gaga tweet. And it just keeps on going.
  20. Troy Carter, Lady Gaga’s one-time manager, talks about Spotify and the future of music.



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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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