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Published on November 22nd, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, American readers. We appreciate the day of football you provide for us people up north. Please accept our thanks with this roundup of music news for November 22, 2018.

  1. Rapper 6ix9ine could be looking at more than 30 years in prison over multiple charges.
  2. Katy Perry has been named the highest-earning female artist of 2018…
  3. …but chances are you’ve never heard of this female singer, who earned more than Celine Dion and Britney Spears.
  4. Watch out for Tay-Tay, though. Her new deal with UMG could be worth $200 million.
  5. Armed police were called to a Kyle Minogue show in Germany. Some kind of security threat, apparently.
  6. It took 38 years for the Ramones debut record to be declared gold in the US. Now we hear that the Kinks’ Village Green Preservation Society took 50 years. (Via Tom)
  7. Here’s the final word on the issue of “song of the summer” for 2018. It also explains why we won’t have such a thing ever again.
  8. Roger Daltrey has lost a battle over his trout farm.
  9. A new vinyl pressing plant has opened in PEI.
  10. If you’re a fan of The Glorious Sons, you should read this.
  11. Is the era of Facebook over? Some people think so.
  12. This person wants to make a ska version of every song ever.
  13. There’s an interesting new voice coming to Alexa speakers.
  14. Good history: 20 tracks that sample the famous “Amen Break.”
  15. There’s a new immersive AR app for David Bowie fans.
  16. Kanye is going to donate $500,000 to help with the California wildfires.
  17. This is some important information if you plan on singing to some whales.
  18. And this would be one of the weirdest British Christmas #1 albums of all time if it happens.
  19. Gift idea for U2 fans: The double iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE album.



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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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