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Published on October 27th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, October 27, 2018

One more great German word we need to have in English: verschlimmbessern. That’s when you make something worse by trying to improve it. And now, some music news for October 27, 2018.

  1. These are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. A copy of Prince’s ultra-rare “black” album has turned up for sale. Just $40,000 US.
  3. Facebook is working on a standalone karaoke app for teens to take on TikTok.
  4. Trent Reznor explains why he left Apple Music.
  5. “Thank you, Mr Kibblewhite.”
  6. All artists hate streaming, right? Well, no. See?
  7. Would you like to buy Ed Sheeran’s pants? Sure you would.
  8. Actress Tilda Swinton (who once met one of my bull terriers) has directed her dogs in this music video. (Via Tom)
  9. Watchify: a third-party Spotify app for Apple Watch.
  10. Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson: NOT a fan of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  11. If you must play the “who will be nominated for a Grammy game,” start here.
  12. Iman, David Bowie’s widow, says she will never remarry.
  13. Relax, Judas Priest fans. Rob Halford is fine. Fake news!
  14. Is Japan finally going to get with the plan when it comes to streaming?
  15. Noel Gallagher has written a book!



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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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