Random music news for Friday, October 11, 2019

Attention, America: We celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend. Do not be alarmed. We will, however, live up to our obligations to deliver music news for October 11, 2019.

  1. If you’re a fan of Jimi Hendrix, you’ll want this new box set. (Via Walter)
  2. Prince to Donald Trump: “Cut it out.”
  3. Beware these twelve great music industry scams.
  4. The Black Keys show how you can game the music industry charts when you release an album.
  5. The The Tonsillitis. It can be bad.
  6. Ozzy has canceled his European tour for a second time–but he says he’s not dying.
  7. Paulina Porizlova wrote this open letter about the death of her ex, Rick Ocasek.
  8. Kesha lost another round in her battle with Dr Luke.
  9. The Black Keys explain how you can release an album and game the charts.
  10. You know what’s hot on Pornhub right now? Joker porn.
  11. Here’s a study on American digital literacy. How do you stack up?
  12. Another study: How music can be used to evolve cities.
  13. A new New Order documentary? Yes.
  14. Diana Ross at Glastonbury? Yes.
  15. A new post under the title of Often Forgotten Canadian Hard Rock and Metal Bands: Exciter.
  16. Here’s why you should never, ever fall asleep in a cab.
  17. Jason Alexander is going to perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. (Via Tom)
  18. Charlie Brown vs. Dolly Parton (Tom again)

Alan Cross

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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