Random music news for Thursday, October 10, 2019

I love this guy. Over to music news for October 10, 2019.

  1. Think you’ve got father issues? Read this about Drake.
  2. Billy Duffy of The Cult is auctioning off a bunch of his stuff. (Via Michael)
  3. SLAYER denies that they sold $10 million worth of merch has anything to do with the Kardashians.
  4. Which musicians have the most followers on Facebook? Here’s a chart.
  5. Music industry trading cards? Yes.
  6. This band sold out Madison Square Garden without a big label or even a manager. How? Like this.
  7. If you’re into synths, you should look at this new machine.
  8. Shazam says it now has 478 million users worldwide.
  9. The “Orwellian nightmare” made possible by smart speakers.
  10. Yes, iTunes may be gone with the new macOS, but you can still buy music downloads.
  11. The guys who invented the batteries that make all our portal gadgets possible just won the Nobel Prize.
  12. Katy Perry vs. The Nuns over that convent: It’s still going on.
  13. The townhouse where Ric Ocasek was found dead last month is up for sale.
  14. What’s with pop music and wings?
  15. Rihanna does NOT like Trump. See?
  16. She also turned down performing at the Super Bowl to show support for Colin Kaepernick.
  17. U2 shirts for the kids, anyone?

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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