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Random music news for Monday, September 24, 2018

Winging home from Las Vegas today, so an entire day is lost to travel. But before I boarded my Air Canada Rough (yes, that’s how I spell it) flight–a flight with zero WiFi–I did manage to find some music news for September 24, 2018.

  1. Ticketmaster is now facing a class action suit over the whole they-help-scalpers scandal. More here.
  2. Wow. Mariah Carey’s “comeback” single redefines the concept of a “stiff.” This is bad.
  3. Looking for some insane drum work? Take a look at this.
  4. That’s Ambassador Rihanna now.
  5. Are you terrified by Amazon’s new microwave? Maybe you should be.
  6. Still missing Breaking Bad? There’s a vinyl-only collection of the series’ soundtrack music coming soon.
  7. Yet another book on Joy Division? Yep. I’m okay with that.
  8. Randy Blythe of Lamb of God is helping out with hurricane relief in North Carolina. (Via Tom)
  9. How can you not like a politician that drops a Clash reference in a debate?
  10. Toto cannot figure out why “Africa” has become such a big thing.
  11. And speaking of “Africa,” there’s this.
  12. Has a #MeToo situation hit Panic! at the Disco?
  13. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have a new commission for some TV music.
  14. Mumford and Sons would like to talk about depression.
  15. Elvis Costello hopes that rock’n’roll is dead. Yes, he wants it to die.
  16. If you’re a guitar player, you’ll be interested in this story on pickups.
  17. Dog 1, Elton John 0.

Alan Cross

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