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Random music news for Monday, October 8, 2018

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in Canada, which should explain to non-Canadian readers why (a) posts are later than usual this morning; and (b) why there’s fewer of thing. There is, however, music news for October 8, 2018.

  1. Ozzy Osbourne has been hospitalized with an infection.
  2. Kanye says he’s off his meds and off social media.
  3. SNL’s Pete Davidson would like Kanye to reconsider those meds.
  4. Roy Orbison played a concert in LA. Yes, he’s still dead, but this was a hologram. Here’s a review of the gig.
  5. I’ve ordered this new book: Never a Dull Moment: 1971-The Year That Rock Exploded.
  6. Speaking of new books, Tina Turner’s new memoir is getting great views. Her husband gave her a kidney? Wow.
  7. You may have read about something called the Music Modernization Act that just passed in the US. What’s that all about? This.
  8. The Brooklyn home we see in Saturday Night Fever is up for sale.
  9. Brad Paisley and his wife are opening a free grocery store in Nashville for people who have fallen on hard times.
  10. Charles Aznavour, the French version of Frank Sinatra, was given a send-off with a stylish funeral.
  11. R Kelly’s wife is now talking about years of abuse.
  12. Green Day makes a bunch of money every September without even trying. Here’s how.
  13. We are not going see the last of LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” for a long time. Here’s why. (Via Andrew)
  14. Time for some political analysis from Noel Gallagher. You know it’ll be entertaining.
  15. Tired of being bombarded with messages from video screens? These sunglasses block them all out.
  16. British musicians are asking a do-over with Brexit.

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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