Random music news for Saturday, September 28, 2018

The music news for September 29, 2018, comes directly from my old bedroom at my parents’ house.

  1. Marty Balin of the Jefferson Airplane has died at 76. More here.
  2. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  3. San Francisco to Metallica: “TURN DOWN THE GODDAMN VOLUME!” (Via Tom)
  4. Ace Frehley to KISS: “Can I please be in on the farewell tour?”
  5. More #MeToo: Sigur Rós drummer Orri Páll Dýrason has been accused of sexual assault
  6. This company wants to make more concerts accessible for the deaf.
  7. Wait: It’s stressful to work in the live music industry? Really?
  8. Augmented reality Michael Buble. Here’s what that means.
  9. Are you a working musician? Then you might want to look at these Spotify educational sessions.
  10. As if your Facebook friends weren’t annoying enough, they’ll be able to insert songs into your newsfeed starting next week.
  11. We could be getting material from Leonard Cohen for a while yet. See?
  12. DJ Khaled picked up some nice real estate in Miami.

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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