Random Music News for Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Windows 1.0 was introduced on this day in 1983. It wasn’t very good. And now, some music news.

  1. You can now buy Trent Reznor-style boots.
  2. And you can now get an Iron Maiden Powerslave ring!
  3. This guy is just lucky his name isn’t Justin Bieber. (Via Tom)
  4. More radio stations are flipping to Christmas music already. Is it just me or is the Christmas creep extra-crazy this year?
  5. How Google’s dive into podcasts could change everything. (And read this, too.)
  6. Radio continues to hold its own in the Internet world.
  7. And this is how they write about radio in Australia.
  8. Leatherface is gone. That sentence makes sense if you were ever a fan of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  9. Are Stone Temple Pilots looking for a new singer again? Yep.
  10. And here another rumour saying that the classic Guns ‘N Roses lineup is getting back together.
  11. Is Apple thinking out getting even deeper into video?
  12. The drummer for Teenage Bottlerocket has been taken off life support.
  13. This sounds like a GREAT record store. The only problem is that it’s a little tough to get to since it’s in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. (Via Tom)
  14. Are you a compulsive playlister? This new service may help.
  15. Miley Cyrus licked a piano and then sold it for $50,000 USD.
  16. The next person to get a residency in Las Vegas? Billy Idol.
  17. Taylor Swift has dodged a lawsuit.
  18. Afghanistan gets its first female conductor. Given the Taliban’s hatred of music, they can’t be pleased about this.
  19. This is cool: The Tea Party’s Jeff Martin gives us a tour of Morocco.

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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