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Published on December 19th, 2014 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Friday, December 19, 2014

Last day of school before Christmas break. Sorry, parents…

  1. A Liberace hologram(ish) thing will star in a Las Vegas production.
  2. Motley Crue(ish) fast food.
  3. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich is going to be in a movie.
  4. These new jeans will prevent “digital pickpocketing.” Yes, that’s a thing.
  5. From the The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same Dept: Lynyrd Skynyrd is being re-released on vinyl.
  6. From the This Is News? Dept: Noel Gallagher embarrassed his daughter about her musical tastes.
  7. Ten Christmas songs that don’t suck. (Via Gilles)
  8. How a UK newspaper interview brought the hate upon Lana Del Rey.
  9. The Toronto Raptors = Drake.
  10. Deezer has struck a deal with a Toronto-based company to incorporate lyrics search.
  11. Incubus has signed to Island records and plans to release two EPs in 2015. (Via Greggory)

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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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