Random music news for Saturday, September 28, 2019

On this day in 1951, the first-ever colour TVs went on sale. No one care and less than a month later, they were discontinued. Moving on to music news for September 28, 2019…

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. The 45th season of Saturday Night Live starts tonight. Here’s a look back at the five worst musical performances.
  3. One year from now, Metallica and Billie Eilish will headline a new Live Aid-like global music event
  4. …but not before James Hetfield enters rehab.
  5. Fiona Apple would appreciate some money from Lil Nas X now, please. Here is why.
  6. Monty Python’s Holy Hand Grenade: FOUND!
  7. What’s at stake with Canadian music in the upcoming federal election? Quite a bit, actually.
  8. Slipknot. On a tiny drumkit. Inside a fridge.
  9. Brexit protest music from Northern Ireland.
  10. Tesla vehicles now have a “car-oake” function.

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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