Random music news for Thursday, September 5, 2019

The elder bull terrier has leaf mold allergies again. That’s another $500. Enough of that, though. Let’s do music news for September 5, 2019.

  1. What’s the maximum you’ll wait for a web page to load? Click h–oh, you already did.
  2. Blink-182 has jumped labels.
  3. About those Jimi Hendrix trousers
  4. Someone has re-imagined Weezer’s blue album. Check it out.
  5. And the latest country to announce the phasing out of FM broadcasts is…Switzerland.
  6. This ad agency had a very, very bad idea. And now Ariana Grande wants to make them pay.
  7. Gee, thanks Dad! You’re the best! (Via Tom)
  8. Live Nation has a new partnership deal with Tinder. Yes, Tinder.
  9. R Kelly has been moved into gen pop. I’m sure he’ll be very popular.
  10. Cardi B is now feuding with a bunch of 10-year-olds.
  11. What’s it like to go on a Bon Jovi cruise? Something like this.
  12. AR is now being applied to guitar lessons.
  13. Remember the old “Is It Live or Is It Memorex” commercials with the exploding wine glass? Here’s the story behind those cassette commercials.
  14. Russia is at least making noises about shutting down pirate sites.
  15. If you’ve ever wanted to build your own drum machine, there’s now a kit that allows you to do just that.
  16. One of the Barenaked Ladies has won a battle over a fake piece of art.

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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