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Published on December 9th, 2014 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Three days in the Caribbean and no sign of chikungunya yet. Fingers crossed…

  1. Bob Geldof doesn’t think Paul McCartney is cool enough for Band Aid 30. (Via Tom)
  2. Taylor Swift is apparently a finalist in for Time’s Person of the Year. In other news, Vladimir Putin is pissed.
  3. Dr. Luke is suing Kesha’s lawyer over some rape allegations and implications.
  4. Sammy Hagar has recorded an acoustic version of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus.” No, you read that correctly.
  5. Five ways Third Man Records made vinyl cool again.
  6. This is your brain on jazz.
  7. Maybe us music snobs got it all wrong when it comes to Top 40 performers.
  8. No #1 album for AC/DC in the UK.
  9. So much for Muse’s Matt Bellamy getting married to actress Kate Hudson. She’s called it off.
  10. The CBC isn’t the only public broadcast with an (ex) on-air person facing sexual assault charges. Look what’s happening at the BBC.
  11. “Fear programs most radio stations today.” (George Johns at The Blog via FYI Music News)
  12. There’s a very good reason legendary artists like the Beatles and Bob Dylan release special editions every year. Makes sense when you think about it.



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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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