Random music news for Monday, November 26, 2018

Officially back at work after a two-week hiatus, although after the US Thanksgiving weekend, it’s going to take some time for the music news to start flowing again. But let’s see what we can do for November 26, 2018, shall we?

  1. Nicolas Roeg, the director of David Bowie’s The Man Who Fell to Earth, has died at age 90.
  2. Meghan Markle is buds with Michael Bublé. This is a big deal, apparently.
  3. Real estate news, part 1: Aretha Franklin’s old Detroit mansion sold for $300,000. That’s not a typo.
  4. Real estate news, part 2: Elvis’ honeymoon house in Palm Spring is still for sale.
  5. The new ICP album probably won’t get any spins in the West Wing.
  6. Goth fans really need to take a listen to this Bauhaus reissue.
  7. Here’s an example of how financially terrifying it is to be a Canadian musician these days. (Via Nic)
  8. Remember Kid Rock’s fake US Senate run? He’s not going to get in trouble over it.
  9. Why Christians prefer classical music and non-believers like heavy metal.
  10. Latin America has 640 million users of streaming music services but only 5% pay for it.
  11. Want to make people nostalgic using music? Read this.
  12. UK children are getting awfully sweary at nursery school staff. Pop music and YouTube are getting the blame.
  13. Facebook’s “Black Friday FAIL.” What do you say about this, Zuck?
  14. Does Rami Malek deserve to be nominated for an Oscar for Bohemian Rhapsody? Queen guitarist Brian May thinks so.
  15. Another jurisdiction is going after scalpers in a big way.
  16. And speaking of the secondary market, there’s this war against Viagogo.
  17. Mumford and Sons sold 229,799 physical copies of their new album Delta during its first week in the US. That’s a good number these days.

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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