Random Music News for Saturday, September 26, 2015

Did you know we were almost obliterated on this day in 1983 when the USSR thought that US had launched a sneak nuclear attack? One man stopped it. Read it here.  And now, the music news.

  1. Should Dave Grohl host Saturday Night Live? Damn right he should.
  2. You know Ryan Adams track-by-track cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989? It’s heading for a Top 10 debut next week.
  3. Early reviews are split on Sam Smith’s new James Bond theme for Spectre.
  4. You know that guy who tried to raise the price of that drug by 5,000%? He was part of a punk label–but they’ve dropped him.
  5. Yeezy says he’s serious about running for president in 2020.
  6. Playola” is not going away anytime soon when it comes to streaming services.
  7. Apple Music says it will slowly take over the world.
  8. Every see this Tonight Show performance featuring David Tolley? It’s the stuff of fairy tales. (Via Tom)
  9. This is wonderfully weird: actors reciting pop song lyrics as if they were reading Shakespeare.
  10. Yes, it’s another Drake mixtape.
  11. The sounds on the African savannah? It could be giraffes humming to each other.
  12. American millennials spend about 25 hours a week listening to streaming music. More stats here.

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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