Random music news for Saturday, November 24, 2018

It was 55 years ago today that Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald dead thereby cementing the “who killed JFK” conspiracy for all time. And now, the music news for November 24, 2018.

  1. Elton John just loves Toronto band The Beaches.
  2. The BBC has plans for a new pop music quiz show.
  3. This resort in Bali has banned smartphones by the pool as part of a digital detox program.
  4. Men at Work are back at work.
  5. These gadgets can make dumb tech smarter.
  6. The Economist gets into the concept of music feuds. They can be good for business, apparently.
  7. MusiCounts has given $500,000 worth of musical instruments to 30 communities.
  8. What’s next for podcasting? Exclusives and paid subscriptions, to mention a couple of things.
  9. If you’re going to a metal concert, please don’t have sex in the front row.
  10. Drake is going to have to testify in a sampling trial.
  11. Weird album alert: Industrial band covers The Sound of Music. Yes, THAT Sound of Music.
  12. Looking for music merch gift ideas? Here’s a bunch.
  13. Okay, Aphex Twin. This is some creepy merch.
  14. Wow, people are shopping a lot on their phones.
  15. Love cover versions? Then look at these.

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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