Random music news for Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Wife’s birthday tomorrow. Cannot forget that, even though she insists no one should make a big deal about it. In other words, it’s a no-win sort of situation. I’ll ponder some strategy while you look at music news for October 17, 2019.

  1. The next thing for The Beatles is a massive box set of 7-inch singles.
  2. An Inuit musical movement? National Geographic has taken notice.
  3. This documentary explores all the aspects of the Dolly Parton song, “9 to 5.”
  4. Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill is almost ready for its Broadway debut.
  5. And the best girl band member of all time is…
  6. The brother of Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr has been behaving badly.
  7. Nazi punks f**k off.
  8. Another weird plagiarism issue, this time involving Lizzo.
  9. Well, this is dark.
  10. A new album from Beck called Hyperspace is almost here.
  11. Something weird is happening with Oasis’ “Wonderwall” when it comes to streaming.
  12. We’re a bit late on this but whatever: Janis Joplin was bullied in high school by Jimmy Johnson, the future coach of the Dallas Cowboys.
  13. And that’s it for Toto after 40 years.
  14. Songwriters might want to look at this melody-maker app.

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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