Random music news for Monday, September 2, 2019

Labour Day. *Sigh* Still, music news continues to roll in. Here’s what’s happening for September 2, 2019.

  1. Fascinating: No one older than 22 has topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart since April.
  2. Here’s a fun list: 35 songs you didn’t realize that were actually covers.
  3. IKEA in The Netherlands has released its new catalogue in audio form. It runs for six hours.
  4. Drink beer? Like to go for runs? Need music to stay moving? Try this.
  5. Marlon Brando had a conversation with Michael Jackson about the King of Pop’s sex life. There are transcripts.
  6. Problems stemming from this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos: A golf cart crash that involved a legless driver.
  7. Oasis’ Definitely Maybe turned 25 last week. Here are some facts about the album that might have escaped your attention.
  8. Still with Oasis, there’s this. It’s not real (yet), but it’s fun.
  9. This album is…odd, but it could help you reduce your stress levels.
  10. More record labels should do this sort of thing when it comes to looking after their artists’ mental health.
  11. A Seattle record store found an uncashed royalty cheque made out to Kurt Cobain.
  12. Ed Sheeran continues to run into trouble. This time he’s pissed off fans with this ticket policy.
  13. The daughter of the real-life woman in The Knack’s “My Sharona” reveals what it was like to have a mother made famous by a song.
  14. Guitar makers are breathing a sigh of relief over the rules regarding the transport of rosewood.
  15. Keef and his ashtray vs. Mick Jagger.

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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