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Published on November 16th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Friday, November 16, 2018

It was on this day in 1990 when Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammys in the biggest musical fraud case of its day. In current music news for November 16, 2018…

  1. Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal was supposed to travel to Paris to commemorate the third anniversary of the Bataclan attack but was hit by a car.
  2. Black Sabbath will be honoured with a “metal bench” in their hometown of Birmingham. Gee, thanks.
  3. On the same topic, let’s guess who will be honoured on the new Camden Walk of Fame.
  4. Coldplay fans are wondering if the release of the new documentary Head Full of Dreams is a message that says “We’re done.”
  5. Interesting headline: “Music Manager Jeff Jampol on Using His Yacht to Rescue People Stranded by Malibu Fire.” (Via Steve)
  6. What if there was a worldwide outage of online music services? What would be the reaction? It’s certainly worth contemplating.
  7. Here’s a way to tell if you’ve been spending too much time on Instagram.
  8. It looks like Brexit is really going to bugger up the UK music industry.
  9. “Bohemian Rhapsody”–the song–is back on the US singles charts as a result of the movie.
  10. After Freddie Mercury, what’s the next big rock biopic subject? Elton John.
  11. Drake seems to be selling his Bugatti Veyron. Just keep in mind that an oil change costs $21,000.
  12. Google’s plan is to put its virtual assistant in every room in the house. Thoughts?
  13. Now that The Beatles’ reissue of the white album is out, we’re hearing more stories about how the record was made.
  14. The big question in the music industry: Will Taylor Swift go nuclear?
  15. If you’re a Nirvana fan, read this: “Three Feet From God: An Oral History of Nirvana Unplugged.”
  16. People with synesthesia say that this is among best music to listen to.



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About the Author

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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