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Published on December 20th, 2014 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, December 20, 2014

My wife has a cold. This isn’t good.

  1. Why did Stephen Colbert choose “Holland 1945″ by Neutral Milk Hotel to end the final episode of The Colbert Report? This might be the answer. (Via Larry)
  2. Here’s how Craig Ferguson signed off his show with a song.
  3. Here’s a report card on where the streaming industry is at the end of 2014.
  4. Skinny Puppy is officially suing the US government for using their music for torture purposes. They want $666,000 in damages.
  5. Why are there so many backlogs for vinyl orders? (1) There aren’t that many pressing plants left; and (2) Shit like this.
  6. Scientists have discerned the meaning of moos.  Yes, we’re talking cows.
  7. Madonna just released six new songs as a “Christmas gift.” There were rumours of an album release on Monday, too.
  8. Paul McCartney is working on his own “Fuck Da Police”-type song. Seriously.
  9. Ten fun facts about sleigh bells.
  10. SXSW sued over fatal car accident.
  11. Taylor Swift’s new boyfriend is in the “hardest working band of 2014.”
  12. The Rolling Stones have a Christmas message for you.

 

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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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