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Random music news for Friday, August 31, 2018

Last long weekend of the summer. Make it a good one. Here’s some music news to discuss for August 31, 2018.

  1. Aretha Franklin’s funeral procession will feature 130 pink Cadillacs.
  2. So THAT’S the woman on the cover of the British edition of The Strokes This Is It album…
  3. Is the old canon of rock over? There’s an argument to be made for that. Blame the digital age.
  4. This is actually some pretty healthy advice for people addicted to their headphones: listen to the sound of silence.
  5. Annie Lennox has a nice place in the Hollywood Hills. Love the infinity pool.
  6. Before was a big-time actor, Ben Stiller was in a high school band. Here’s what they sounded like.
  7. Mrs. Doubtfire: The Musical.
  8. Michael Jackson: The Mini-series.
  9. A robot bellman? And it plays music?
  10. I cannot wait to read this book. It sounds explosive from a #MeToo perspective.
  11. Speaking of which, all sorts of allegations are being levelled at this late music manager.
  12. No, Harry. Don’t.
  13. DJ Khaled wants to sell you a throne and some gold-plated furniture.
  14. The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” was released 50 years ago this week. Here are some facts.
  15. And here’s an interesting Beatles fact for the 21st century. A bit nichey, but still…
  16. SONOS has released some new audio gear that looks pretty cool.
  17. There’s a new streaming service called TREBEL. Could this work?
  18. Texas Republicans tried to use a Democrat opponent’s punk rock past against it. It backfired spectacularly.
  19. These financial traders used Salt-N-Paper lyrics as code when they were rigging rates.
  20. Has the mystery of the Cuban sonic attacks on diplomats been solved?

Alan Cross

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