Random music news for Saturday, October 6, 2018

When do you have your Thanksgiving dinner? Is it Sunday or Monday? We’re doing ours today so we get a jump on the leftovers. And now, music news for October 6, 2018.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for Global News.
  2. In the era of streaming, does the fourth quarter really matter anymore? Maybe not.
  3. Stormy Daniels had some rock star sex in some interesting places.
  4. The lead singer of The Sadies was escaped serious injury by a falling light during a gig.
  5. Sheepdogs drummer Sam Corbett is undergoing radiation treatment for cancer. He’s already planning his return to the band.
  6. Those limited edition AC/DC coins from the Royal Australian Mint sold out in one day.
  7. Steve Van Zandt is not a fan of streaming. Here’s why.
  8. Tidal has launched an app for Samsung TVs.
  9. The music industry has agreed on the first updated manufacturing standards for 7-inch, 12-inch and LP records since 1978.
  10. This white guy spent £75,000 on plastic surgery so he could look like is K-pop boy band idol.
  11. What was it with Michael Jackson and English soccer? Here’s what I mean.
  12. How do birds learn how to sing? It’s actually a tricky question.
  13. Moby is selling 200 drum machines with all the money going to charity.
  14. The US Federal Trade Commission is going to look into how Ticketmaster works. Here’s the announcement.
  15. Vinyl and cocktails? Yes, please!
  16. China: “Don’t look at us!”
  17. Looking for a new stereo? This one is…interesting.\
  18. Want to vote on the nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Soon.
  19. Brett Kavanaugh isn’t the only person who kept his party calendar from 1982. So did Andrew WK.
  20. Busking can be complicated.

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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