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Published on October 26th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, October 26, 2015

Back in the home office. The more I visit Vancouver, the more I like it. And now, some music news to start the week.

  1. Here’s a potentially explosive question about Beyonce: What’s with her desire to have whiter skin? She’s looking, well, awfully caucasian now.
  2. Here’s another article in that same sphere: Taylor Swift’s racial blind spot.
  3. The avalanche of Adele “Hello” memes have begun. And so have the tweets.
  4. Meanwhile, the song could set a new download record in the US.
  5. And why did Adele use a silly flip-phone in the “Hello” video? There was a reason for it.
  6. The of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is something of an anarchist. A REAL anarchist.
  7. A new documentary about The Jam is coming to DVD and Blu-ray.
  8. Metric’s Emily Haines is getting deeper into the world of fashion.
  9. Here’s more on this thing called The Electric Jukebox, which purports to offer a music listening solution for the home. (Q: Aren’t all jukeboxes electric?)
  10. No jail for The Weeknd after he punched a cop.
  11. So how’s Alanis Morissette doing these days? Fine, thank you.
  12. Celebrity pets that are nearly as famous as their owners. Yes, there are some musical people on this list.
  13. Seven strange excuses for cancelling a concert.
  14. Jerry Hall, Mick Jagger’s ex, is dating 84-year-old media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
  15. A GWAR book.
  16. Is there going to be a new Bowie album in January? That’s the rumour.
  17. J-Pop meets Islam. This is interesting.



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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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