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Published on November 19th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, November 19, 2018

Last full day in Thailand. Then it’s a 27-hour ride home including an eight-hour layover in Seoul. I think I’m gonna try me one of those capsule hotels.  Meanwhile, here’s some music news for November 19, 2018.

  1. What’s this about the members of Soundgarden continuing without Chris Cornell? That’s what some people are reading into this article.
  2. Metallica has donated $100,000 to victims of the California wildfire disaster.
  3. U2’s latest tour looks to be one of the highest-grossing of 2018.
  4. This Canadian dude found a long-lost interview he did with Kurt Cobain.
  5. Mariah Carey is a bit nuts.
  6. Fortunately, though, she’s sane enough not to perform “All I Want for Christmas is You” until after American Thanksgiving.
  7. Are CDs dead? Yes! No! What?
  8. Here’s another plea for music education in schools. Music DOES matter in the real world.
  9. Shut up, Ted Nugent.
  10. Here’s an update on the state of the El Mocambo in Toronto. Progress!
  11. Here are 11 musicians that fit the definition of “independent,” although you’d might not guess that they are.
  12. Some Guess Who memorabilia has been saved from the dumpster. (Via Tom)
  13. Justin Bieber has settled his egging lawsuit with his neighbour.
  14. The Internet of Ears? That sounds ominous.
  15. Interesting: While use of smart speakers is way up, not a lot of people are using them for news reports.



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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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