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Published on November 30th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, November 30, 2015

The American Thanksgiving weekend can be a sparse time for music news. Not around here, though. You just gotta dig a little deeper.

  1. There was an overdose/suicide drama involving Sinead O’Connor yesterday. More details here.
  2. Some dude wants a train station (and a cathedral) named after Kanye West. (Via Tom)
  3. The Internet is going apeshit over Adele’s bodyguard.
  4. If you’ve never liked Yoko Ono, this will make you like her even less.
  5. A fun gallery of album covers from the disco era.
  6. And on a related note, there’s this Facebook page. (Via Tom)
  7. It’s risky to ask a fan up on stage to play with you. Sometimes, though, it’s magical.
  8. Could this bot be used for album artwork?
  9. This rapping math teacher makes anyone want to learn.
  10. 50 Cent is supposed to be bankrupt. But then if you look in his fridge
  11. The Nine Inch Nails online store has just put some classic merch on sale. So if you’ve ever wanted a Pretty Hate Machine hoodie…
  12. A Hamilton rocker is getting help from the city of Calgary for his hoarding problem.
  13. I like this: A British band has taken a stand against women being groped at concerts.
  14. JK Rowlings once met Morrissey. That was interesting.
  15. Musicians don’t like it when politicians appropriate their music. However, there are plenty of musicians who sample politicians.
  16. Chris Brown keeps trying to be seen as a nice guy.
  17. This dude from Toronto proposed to his girlfriend on a 10-hour Air Canada flight to Brazil, complete with a song performance. Good thing she said “yes,” huh?



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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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