Random music news for Monday, October 28, 2019

In LA on a movie junket (more on that later), right in the midst of wildfire season. The best hope is that it starts to rain and the mudslides will put out the flames. Look at music news for October 28, 2019…

  1. We almost didn’t get a new Tool album because the band almost burned down their studio.
  2. Noel Gallagher won’t be moving into is new country estate anytime soon. It’s infested with bats.
  3. Prince’s memoir: It’s ready.
  4. Kanye West has official Jesus is King merch. Of course he does.
  5. At the same time, he’s looking to piss off long-term fans with this.
  6. Meanwhile, the Church of Satan has something to say about the album.
  7. Why is magnetic tape still so revered in the age of digital? Read this.
  8. Music teachers are being replaced by YouTube videos.
  9. Donald Trump offered some design advice for the next generation of iPhone.
  10. So much for Queen ever performing at Glastonbury.
  11. If you’re a fan of Rush, you will DEFINITELY need this new book, which comes out tomorrow.
  12. Pete Townshend looks on the bright side of life. Had he not been arrested on child porn charges all those years ago, he’d have never known he had cancer.
  13. This is satire, but not terribly far from the truth.
  14. How do The Beatles remain relevant generation after generation? It takes a lot of work. Read this.
  15. Radio is the Nickelback of media. Ouch.

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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