Random music news for Thursday, November 14, 2019

Made it to Singapore. Here for a couple of days then through Hong Kong back to the home office–if protestors don’t shut down the airport. Here’s music news for November 14, 2019.

  1. Trent Reznor just won his first Country Music Award. Wait–what?
  2. Replace Chris Cornell in Soundgarden? Don’t even think about it.
  3. Eminen‘s got some ‘splainin’ to do.
  4. It looks like Google has taken the lead over Amazon in the global smart speaker race. (Google has been #1 in Canada from the get-go.)
  5. Rod Stewart’s model train fixation is now public.
  6. The UK now has an all-podcast radio station.
  7. Isn’t this a form of payola? SoundCloud doesn’t seem to care.
  8. This is most likely the first mainstream album made with AI.
  9. This French woman partied in a club until 5:30 am and only stopped when she had to give birth.
  10. Wu-Tang vs. Martin Shkrelli.
  11. If heavy traffic stresses you out, maybe you should listen to more Adele.
  12. Elton John just doesn’t seem to get enough of Canada on his farewell tour. He’s added more dates.
  13. Jerry Garcia’s “Alligator” guitar is going up for sale.

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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