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Published on December 30th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, December 30, 2016

Anyone else die recently? Keep reading through the music news…

  1. How did George Michael die? Initial postmortem is “inconclusive.” Further tests will be carried out, obviously.
  2. Alphonse Mouzon, drummer for bands like Weather Report and artists like Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana and Stevie Wonder, is dead at 68.
  3. Seven-foot tall $700,000 speakers? Yes, please.
  4. Bach vs. God. It got…strange.
  5. The data formats seen in Star Wars all suck.
  6. People who knew George Michael are already behaving…undignified.
  7. Wait: Did Adele secretly get married?
  8. RUN-DMC is suing Walmart, Amazon and a couple of other outlets for selling non-licensed RUN-DMC gear and merch for $50 million. (Via Pamela.)
  9. Love this argument: Maybe Donald Trump’s inability to secure talent for his inauguration may “make the White House great again.” WTF?
  10. George Clinton may be 75, but he ain’t goin’ nowhere.
  11. Yeezy cleats in the NFL? Yep.
  12. Queen Latifah got carjacked.
  13. Ronnie James Dio will tour in 2017. Yes, he’s still dead, but that’s what holograms are for.
  14. Set the PVR. The Smithsonian Channel has an upcoming series called Rock’n’Roll Inventions.



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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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