Random Music News for Monday, November 9, 2015

Notice how it took about three days after Halloween for the Christmas commercials to start and for Starbucks to launch their Christmas blend. Way too soon, people. And now, the music news.

  1. The death toll in that Bucharest metal concert fire is now up to 45 including three of the band’s members.
  2. Lord of the Rings voted “best movie soundtrack of all time.” Yes, but by whom? Aha! There’s the story.
  3. Interesting: a High-Res Audio player that also does 4K video. And it fits in your hand.
  4. The Tibetan singing bowl. It’s just like it sounds.
  5. Two people were stabbed at a Wu-Tang concert.
  6. Someone spent a lot of money on an old (but very significant) John Lennon guitar.
  7. Hillary Clinton as Dolly Parton. You’ll see what I mean.
  8. Maybe there’s something to this Celebrity Illuminati thing after all. See?
  9. How good are you at recognizing obscure pop stars from the 90s?
  10. Was Outkast offered the Super Bowl halftime show? Big Boi says they were–but they turned it down.
  11. The skunk dance. Featuring a real skunk.
  12. A British newspaper reviews Drake’s Toronto restaurant.
  13. Gwen Stefani has a new line of dog clothing.
  14. How video games are saving symphony orchestras.
  15. The TLC Kickstarter disaster. (Via Val)
  16. This French rap group seems to have the new music industry all figured out.
  17. The singing cashier of WalMart. This has gone viral.
  18. This is a new advance in SurroundSound for people deaf in one ear.
  19. NBC News explains why more Millennials are buying vinyl.

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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