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Published on November 10th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, November 10, 2018

My first-ever purchase of CBD pills arrived in the mail. Let’s see if these things help me sleep. Meanwhile, here’s the latest on music news for November 10, 2018.

  1. Some people who survived this week’s mass shooting in Thousands Oaks, California, were also survivors of the Las Vegas massacre last year.
  2. And still in California, celebrities are losing their home because of the wildfires.
  3. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca…
  4. …and here’s me talking about one of them: The 50th-anniversary reissue of The Beatles white album.
  5. This fake band set up a fake UK tour with fake (i.e. non-existent) fans and screwed over a bunch of real people, What a weird story. (Via Shawnie)
  6. Interested in the academic side of the study of popular music? Look at what’s coming up in Montreal.
  7. Australia’s first Top 40 DJ is retiring at the age of 91. He’s been on the air for 74 years.
  8. Midnight Oil is selling off some of their gear. Go here to make a purchase.
  9. Florence Welch is now opening up about her eating disorder.
  10. And Lady Gaga is talking about her mental health issues.
  11. Katy Perry vs. Dr. Luke, round…whatever.
  12. About time: a documentary is in the world about Canada’s Triumph.
  13. Moby is threatening to move to Canada if Trump is re-elected in 2020.
  14. Some #MeToo stories about Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard.
  15. More proof that the Internet is forever. But this is a happy story.
  16. Radio in the car: Here is a great study on where things are going.
  17. And that’s it for TicketFly.
  18. Hint: If you’re a K-pop band scheduled to perform on Japanese TV, don’t wear a Nagasaki atomic bomb t-shirt.
  19. The house Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne used to share in Sherman Oaks, California, is up for sale.
  20. Damon Albarn on Brexit.



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About the Author

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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