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Published on November 23rd, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Friday, November 23, 2018

Black Friday (Here’s a history of that.) Let the consumerist orgies begin. Maybe some record shopping? Meanwhile, in music news for November 23, 2018…

  1. Rolling stones and life on Mars–or at least one of its moons. (Not really, but I couldn’t resist writing that sentence.)
  2. Madonna spent Thanksgiving in Malawi with her six kids.
  3. Who knew that BB King did a Yngwie Malmsteen tribute? (Not really, but this is some pretty fine editing. Via Danny.)
  4. Miami’s Ultra Music Festival may be so loud that it’s hurting fish. (Yes. Really.)
  5. Beatles fans interested in the re-release of the white album will be interested in this and this.
  6. Interested in how AI is impacting music? Read this primer.
  7. Interesting theory: Britpop caused Brexit. Discuss.
  8. A jury has awarded a woman $3.8 million US in a stage diving lawsuit against Skrillex.
  9. Ol’ Dirty Bastard from Wu-Tang may be dead, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting his own cryptocurrency. It’s called ODBCoin, of course.
  10. Speaking of dead people, is more music about to come from Tupac? That’s the rumour.
  11. Tom Petty’s former mansion has been sold.
  12. Of course there will be a fundraising concert for victims of the California wildfires. That’s what you do, right? Endure a disaster, put on a show.
  13. This guy quit the band that would become Queen, making room for some guy named Freddie Mercury.
  14. Drake’s new line of merch is inspired by strips clubs.
  15. No surprise here: a study shows that Canadians are more polite on Twitter than Americans.
  16. Meanwhile back in Russia, don’t do this.
  17. And if you’re a Prince impersonator, don’t do this.



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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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