Random music news for Monday, October 7, 2019

It was on this day in 2001 when the US invaded Afghanistan. They thought it would be a quick war. Moving to music news for October 7, 2019…

  1. Did Tom DeLonge’s company get taken when they acquired “exotic UFO material?” Maybe. But maybe not.
  2. The 50th anniversary edition of The Beatles’ Abbey Road finished in the top three on the Billboard album charts.
  3. Is this the worst solo ever committed to record?
  4. Here’s a great question: Did punk rock actually start in Canada?
  5. A very good question: Are rock stars doomed to suffer?
  6. No one knows who’ll play the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury next year, but tickets sold out out in 34 minutes.
  7. Youngest Hanson brother got into a crash. He’ll be fine.
  8. Elton John was apparently 24 hours from death with a terrible infection. (Here’s more on that.)
  9. And so it begins again
  10. …but this might be a good antidote to that.
  11. Late Prodigy man Keith Flint is having his possessions sold off to settle the debts at the time of his death.
  12. Here’s a good story on the guy who designed the Rolling Stones’ lips-and-tongue logo.
  13. Green Day has been making good coin on “Wake Me When September Ends” whenever September ends.
  14. Metallica has finally won a trademark battle in Chile.
  15. The show must go on. Right, Lil John?
  16. What’s this countdown clock on Metallica’s website all about? It’ll hit zero on Thursday.
  17. Looking for some of the most explicit song titles in the history of rock? Of course you are.

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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