Random music news for Monday, September 30, 2019

Back on this side of the Atlantic for a while after my Beatles assignment. More on that anon. Meanwhile, here’s some music news for September 30, 2019.

  1. Looking to have a “heroic” Monday? Then maybe you just need the right music–like this.
  2. Kanye’s Jesus is King album gambit isn’t going over well with some Christians.
  3. Speaking of Christianity, here is an oldie by a goodie. Note the date.
  4. Blandest. Music. Ever. This is supposed to be satire, but…
  5. This guy went to a music festival. A week later, he’s still looking for where he parked his car.
  6. Here’s how much money pop stars make for meet’n’greets.
  7. In praise of Veruca Salt’s American Thighs album.
  8. Debbie Harry’s new memoir features plenty of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.
  9. The NBA’s Sacramento Kings needed to fly to India. Who did they call for a plane? Drake.
  10. Financial advice from a Jam man.
  11. Can you find room for eight tons of punk?
  12. This guy has been playing this instrument which has been in his family for 800 years.
  13. A member of Celine Dion’s crew was electrocuted whilst setting up a gig on her current tour. He’s okay.
  14. Cream drummer Ginger Baker is still in the hospital but is “holding his own.”
  15. One-third of all young people use stream-ripping programs to steal music.

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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