Random Music News for Monday, November 2, 2015

A brand new month. I wonder how the new president of the Blue Jays likes the job so far? Now, the music news.

  1. Fuse TV (which I seem to recall is a descendent from MuchMusic’s venture outside of Canada) is up for sale.
  2. Metallica is prepping a 16-disc(!!!) live vinyl box sex.
  3. Stop it with the Oasis-at-Glastonbury 2016 stories.
  4. This is interesting: the James Bond themes that didn’t make the cut.
  5. If you must, you can call Justin Bieber to hear a Drake remix.
  6. Winnipeg’s famed scuzzy rock bar The Zoo is no more.
  7. Did Samsung sign a $25 million deal with Rihanna?
  8. Nicki Minaj wasn’t happy about this Bill Cosby Halloween costume.
  9. And then there was this Sid Vicious costume.
  10. Another book for the Christmas shopping season: The Genius of Michael Jackson.
  11. Now Taylor Swift is being sued for allegedly ripping off the lyrics for “Shake It Off.”
  12. Is music harder to sell door-to-door than religion?
  13. Should you listen to music while exercising?
  14. A deaf man reviews a rock concert. This is different.
  15. A look back on the glory days of CBGB.
  16. Did Lebron James win Halloween by going as Prince?
  17. We need more street performers like this.

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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