Random music news for Friday, September 13, 2019

We could say that people who are nervous about today have paraskevidekatriaphobia, but I prefer to classify the condition as friggatriskaidekaphobia. On to music news for Friday, September 13, 2019.

  1. Speaking of very specific fears, the new iPhone is freaking out people suffering from trypophobia.
  2. An interesting update is coming to Apple HomePod.
  3. Chris Cornell’s widow vs. his ex-wife over child support–for a 19-year-old.
  4. John Hinckley Jr, the man who tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan in 1981, wants a job in the music industry. (Note that he spent many years in institutional psychiatric care.)
  5. Current KISS drummer Eric Singer is now an honorary Texas police officer.
  6. Ozzy has so much metal in his body. But in this context, it’s not a good thing.
  7. This Swedish rapper is calling for all white people to be shot.
  8. Not cool, former Anthrax dude.
  9. Country star Martina McBride sales that Spotify’s algorithm is sexist.
  10. Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidate Tim Ryan has uploaded his policy platform to Spotify.
  11. And Spotify has made an interesting purchase: a company that provides music-making tools.
  12. Slash has a new signature double-neck guitar. There’s a video that goes with it.
  13. A literal case of “Stop! In the name of love!”
  14. How pop music is changing the way we discuss sexuality.
  15. Who wants to watch radio? Read this.
  16. YouTube now has a K-pop travel documentary series.
  17. The newest way to protest in Hong Kong is through karaoke.

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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