Random music news for Thursday, September 26, 2019

This is London. Much important Beatles work to be done today. Watch this space. Meanwhile, here’s some music news for September 26, 2019.

  1. Embarrassing early songs from big artists. The internet just won’t let them die.
  2. Yesterday was One Hit Wonder Day. But what, exactly, is a one-hit-wonder? Defining one is harder than you think.
  3. U2 is said to be working on a new album–and it will be less-produced than the last couple.
  4. Bono’s son Elijah has cropped up again.
  5. Music producer Jim DeSalvo has been killed in a freak dump truck tire accident.
  6. WANT: Samuel L. Jackson to be the voice of my Alexa unit.
  7. Gross. A fan whose lifelong dream was to impregnate Miley Cyrus has been arrested.
  8. Russians.
  9. And MORE Russians. Funny Soviet ones this time.
  10. Wanna be famous? Are you sure?
  11. Cream drummer Ginger Baker is “critically ill” in hospital
  12. A series of music festivals have banned facial recognition technology. Good.
  13. While many summer festivals are struggling, folk festivals seem to be doing okay.
  14. And people will continue to go to concerts. A new study says that spend on live music events will reach US$25 billion by 2023.
  15. Stationhead is an interesting DIY radio app. Kinda cool, really.
  16. “This ain’t The Voice, motherf–cka!” No, it is not.
  17. This has NOTHING to do with music, but if you are still looking for a Halloween costume, try this sexy beyond meat number.

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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