Random Music News for Saturday, October 24, 2015

Ate a bad kushi oyster here in Vancouver last night. You don’t want to know anymore about it. I will, however, share some music news with you.

  1. When was the last time a concert was cancelled over a soft drink? An Insane Clown Posse gig was killed over the issue of Faygo.
  2. New numbers from Stats Canada says that the event industry (which includes things like concerts and spectator sports) kicks up about $7.7 billion a year.
  3. When Adele’s new single, “Hello.” was released, it generated 1,600 tweets per minute.
  4. This is gonna be a music firestorm for the CRTC.
  5. Well, this is an interesting David Bowie .GIF. (Via Irish Alan)
  6. Here’s another lament about the impending death of rock.
  7. This is brilliant: the throat doctors the world’s top singers visit when they’re in trouble.
  8. If you ever want to study a great songwriter, take a look at Denniz PoP. Wait–who? Exactly. (And yes, that last “P” is capitalized.)
  9. Henry Rollins: vinyl cat lady. (Via Tom)
  10. There’s a new record store in Winnipeg–and it looks pretty interesting. (Tom again)
  11. Eerie: Rage Against the Machine predicted President Trump in 1999!
  12. Beastie Boys: the musical. What? Yep.
  13. Smiths manager Jon Moss has died at age 72.
  14. And Michael Jackson’s dermatologist has died.
  15. Drake lipstick? Yep.

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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