Random music news for Monday, August 27, 2018

What kind of week is Donald Trump in for? Who’s next to go down? Don Jr? Jared? Roger Stone? Have your bingo cards ready. And now, music news for August 27, 2018.

  1. However your weekend went, it wasn’t this noisy.
  2. If the iHeart MMVAs mean anything to you, here’s who won what.
  3. Donald Trump and Kayne West: The lovefest continues.
  4. Prince’s family has sued the doctor who prescribed him pain medication.
  5. Has Nicki Minaj lost it?
  6. You just knew that PETA was going to say something about Aretha Franklin’s fur coats.
  7. The first Beatles biography came out 50 years ago this month. It was written with the band while they were still together.
  8. Meanwhile, in Australia, an actor is accused of killing a rapper with a Samari sword. In front of 15 witnesses, too.
  9. Confused by K-pop? You might want to start here.
  10. Too much information, courtesy Ed Sheeran.
  11. Not enough information about fast radio bursts.
  12. Mike Shinoda explains how he’s dealt with the death of Chester Bennington.
  13. Looking for a car? How about Keith Richards’ 1972 Ferrari Dino? It’s for sale.
  14. Or maybe you’d prefer this Austin Mini that was used to promote the Beatles “Penny Lane” film.
  15. Or maybe you’d rather spend your money on a rare Apple I computer.
  16. Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dicky Betts has suffered a minor stroke.
  17. The porn industry wants the US to take a look at copyright laws because it’s running into the same problems as the music industry.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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