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Published on November 15th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, November 15, 2018

I’m still at a health resort in Thailand. One of the new services offered is past life regression. I’m thinking about it. Meanwhile, here’s some music news for Thursday, November 15, 2018.

  1. The lead in the new A Star is Born almost went to…Jack White? That would have worked, no?
  2. Jennifer Lopez got $2 million for a 20-minute set in Qatar. Nice work if you can get it.
  3. Dave Grohl cooked for some exhausted California wildfires. As in barbeque.
  4. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga visited a shelter for people affected by the fires.
  5. Spotify has launched in the Middle East. It’ll be interesting to watch what kind of impact this will have on the culture both at home and abroad.
  6. Here’s how Matt Bellamy trolled his bandmates on the new Muse album. Sneaky.
  7. Once again, prescribing playlists for dementia patients is a powerful and good thing.
  8. Pusha-T claims his latest Drake diss is the result of a sound and lighting guy gone rogue. Right.
  9. If you’re driving, PUT THE TRUMPET DOWN!
  10. If you’re looking for some blue vinyl Bowie that will aid a good cause, go here.
  11. Will we ever be able to make sense of the Bataclan massacre? My guess is “no.”
  12. How many more dumb wardrobe moves can BTS make?
  13. Here’s something about the sound capabilities of Windows 10 that has escaped me until now.
  14. Facebook needs to appeal to more teens. Here’s one musical way they hope to do that.
  15. On the other hand, a new study says that social media use increases depression and loneliness.
  16. Any guesses about how many employees Amazon has working on Alexa and Echo? About 10,000.
  17. Wanna be buried in a coffin shaped like a guitar? Now you can!
  18. The latest NFL PR nightmare is building: There’s a petition demanding that Maroon 5 drop out of the Super Bowl halftime show.
  19. Well, that didn’t take long.
  20. Need to make music on your phone? Read this.



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About the Author

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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