Random music news for Saturday, October 12, 2019

Today is National Album Day in the UK. The ask is that you listen to at least one album from start to finish in the order that the artist intended. Read more here. Now, some music news for October 12, 2019.

  1. “LITTLE Bruce Springsteen?” That’s Trump’s latest insult.
  2. WOW! This is a hardcore stalker!
  3. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  4. Katy Perry is appealing the US$2.7 million plagiarism judgement against her song “Dark Horse.” Good. This needs to be overturned.
  5. Crayons can be the right thing when you’re applying for a radio job.
  6. A bunch of Tom Petty’s guitars, music, and, er, guns were stolen from storage. Police have made an arrest.
  7. Real estate news regarding Linkin Park.
  8. A Guns N’ Roses megafan has been banned from attending the group’s shows for the rest of his life.
  9. Those looking into suicides in the music industry say that crazy touring schedules are a problem.
  10. The US government and the RIAA are sparing again over payola.
  11. An excellent question: Why is being a celebrity such big business?
  12. A look at the punk rock history of Hamilton, Ontario.
  13. Another Google Assistant voice is coming.
  14. More musician complaints about low payouts for streaming. Now studio musicians are freaking out–and rightly so.

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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