Random music news for Thursday, October 24, 2019

If I hear the term “quid pro quo” again today, I think my brain will explode. There will be none of that talk for today’s music news, October 24, 2019.

  1. A very good interview with Doug Putnam of Canada’s Sunrise Records–and the guy who saved HMV UK.
  2. Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has married his jewelry designer girlfriend.
  3. The BBC has a new interactive news service designed for voice-activated hardware.
  4. Elvis Presley got a new star on a walk of fame. This one is in Krakow, Poland.
  5. Almost half of UK musicians say they’ve experienced sexual harassment at work.
  6. Interesting: How Twitter changed music.
  7. If you’re learning to play the guitar, check out this new app from Fender.
  8. So it’s Noel’s wife’s fault that Oasis won’t reunite?
  9. The owner of Kurt Cobain’s famous cardigan says he’s selling it because it’s “too powerful.”
  10. Counterfeit vinyl is a big, big problem. Here’s just one example.
  11. The greatest musical couplet ever? Discuss.
  12. These are the 50 worst rappers in the world. Discuss.
  13. Inside the “Baby Shark” concert tour. God help us all.
  14. Are you in a band looking to press up some vinyl? Then take a look at this contest.
  15. Tool’s Fear Inoculum was the biggest-selling record in August on Discogs–and it only came out August 30!

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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