Random music news for Monday, October 14, 2019

Canadian Thanksgiving. I get that. But why is Columbus Day still a thing? Think about that while you browse through music news for October 14, 2019.

  1. Rick Astley almost had to give you up.
  2. The Los Angeles Kings think they’re cursed by Taylor Swift. Time to take action!
  3. Queen 1, Trump 0.
  4. Elton John’s new memoir, Me (publishing this week) sounds like it contains a lot of dirt.
  5. The original voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android (attention Radiohead fans) has died.
  6. California wildfires have started to mess with concerts.
  7. If you’ve been sucked into the so-called “cassette revolution,” you’d better read this.
  8. Need to train your brain? Here are 39 songs that might help.
  9. This is the exact date when all computers will finally seize up and die: December 4 in the year 292,277,026,596. That is not a typo.
  10. These five rappers were dropped from a NYC festival at the request of the cops.
  11. People are realizing that streaming can be very, very bad for music creation.
  12. DJ Zedd has been banned in China for liking a South Park tweet.
  13. Careful with the head-banging.
  14. DMX has checked into rehab.

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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