Random Music News for Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween costume suggestion: dress in a sumo suit with a bright red wig. Tell everyone you’re a realistic version of that Wendy’s woman who’s always eating Baconators and never getting fat. Now the music news.

  1. Speaking of Halloween costumes, here’s how you can go as Nickelback. (Via Tom)
  2. And here are some other music-related Halloween costume ideas.
  3. There’s a new petition that demands Phil Collins stay retired.
  4. Maybe there should be a petition demanding that Madonna and Sean Penn stay divorced. Or get back together.
  5. Boy George claims that he slept with Prince.
  6. Kanye seems to be a hit in the fashion world. But, damn his stuff is expensive.
  7. Still with the whole Kimye empire, there’s been some Twitter controversy over a picture of North West.
  8. And still with Yeezus, here’s something Halloween-themed.
  9. Deso Doog, the rapper-turned-ISIS-jihadist has been killed.
  10. Coldplay: the new album will be called A Head Full of Dreams. But when? Here’s a clue.
  11. My buddy William Shatner has revealed details of his new comic book.
  12. And now, the Straight Outta Compton lawsuit.
  13. Did you see The Martian? Remember the music? Let’s deconstruct that.
  14. There’s been another study of the “gay voice.” What’s the link between that manner of speaking and homosexuality?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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