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Published on November 24th, 2015 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Wednesday, November 24, 2015

Flying home from the UK through Frankfurt today. Let’s see if Lufthansa’s in-flight WiFi works as advertised. Let’s test it with music news.

  1. For some reason, Carrie Underwood wants to sing with Axl Rose. (Via Tom)
  2. German has withdrawn a Eurovision act that’s been called homophobic and anti-Semitic.
  3. U2 has rescheduled those cancelled Paris concerts. (Via Larry)
  4. Five Finger Death Punch ended up cancelling their show in Milan after rumours circulated that the gig was going to be the target of a Paris-style attack.
  5. Meanwhile, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God explains why his group pulled out of Europe.
  6. Skrillex can host quite the boat party.
  7. There’s a new thing listening to music in the car: Rhapsody Auto.
  8. A boy born with no voice gets one.
  9. Green Day has a special limited-edition vinyl version of American Idiot coming out this (Black) Friday.
  10. So how does one make a music video in prison? (Via Larry)
  11. Gunmen opened fire after a music video shoot in New Orleans. What’s wrong with people?
  12. Creed (the band) reviews Creed (the Stallone movie).
  13. Joseph Gordon-Levitt channels his inner Janet Jackson. Pretty well, too. (Via Tom)
  14. This is how you serenade Sofia Vergara.

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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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