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Random music news for Thursday, October 25, 2018

This is my new favourite German word: backpfeifengesicht. It means “punchable face.” and now for music news for October 25, 2018.

  1. Canadian rapper Jon James McMurray is dead after a plane stunt went very wrong.
  2. Here’s what critics are saying about the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
  3. Does the new Queen movie show the real Freddie Mercury? No.
  4. Is there life for Rush beyond Neil Peart? Maybe.
  5. Are cover songs back in a big way? Maybe.
  6. Kurt and Courtney’s daughter Frances Bean has sold her Hollywood bungalow.
  7. Well, this is kinda sweet.
  8. If you won the Mega Millions jackpot, you’d be as rich as Jay Z.
  9. There’s a new movie on John and Yoko in the works.
  10. How U2’s technology is making concerts better.
  11. Remember the indie rock scene of 2008? We’re still feeling its effects.
  12. This festival has been allowed to go ahead–as long as there’s no swearing.
  13. Want to be a writer in Canada? Be prepared to be poor.
  14. The rappers of LinkedIn.”
  15. If you want to reduce the risk of depression TURN IT DOWN.
  16. The Apollo moon landings + Benny Hill-style filming + techno = this.
  17. If you’re in Ontario and you run across a random trailer full of band equipment, it might be stolen.
  18. Want to be Madonna’s private chef? The gig pays almost $200K.
  19. You can now search YouTube using emojis.
  20. Is music journalism dead? Or is it healthier than ever?
  21. Wanna buy some of Sonic Youth’s old gear? Go here.
  22. Anyone miss the era of the CD-R? No, me neither.

Alan Cross

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