Random music news for Saturday, October 26, 2019

Gotta go to LA for a movie junket tomorrow just as southern California is burning up in wildfires. Swell. Meanwhile, in music news for October 26, 2019…

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. Another inquest was held into the death of Radiohead drum tech Scott Johnson in the Toronto stage collapse in 2012. It found “inherent deficiencies.”
  3. More evidence that Kanye is still uber-weird.
  4. A US$1.5 billion guitar-shaped hotel opened Thursday night in Florida.
  5. Drake had a mob-themed birthday party.
  6. Bruce Springsteen: Not a fan of Trump.
  7. Paul McCartney: Not a fan of animal testing.
  8. Kanye: Keepin’ it weird. He is still certifiably nuts.
  9. Artists are boycotting any upcoming music festivals created by Amazon unless the company cuts ties with US Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE).
  10. When Prodigy’s Keith Flint died, he owed a lot of money so many of his possessions are now being sold off at auction. Here’s what you can buy.
  11. Another metal cruise.
  12. The Theremin turns 100!
  13. Pex is a new startup that sniffs out the use of unauthorized use of copyrighted music in podcasts.
  14. Want to learn how to play guitar like Keith Richards? Read this.
  15. Well, this is a different take on the Doctor Who theme song.
  16. The average Australian now spends more time listening to podcasts than their privately-owned music collection.

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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