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Published on November 27th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Any news from Mars yet? Just checking. Maybe someone up there needs music news for November 27, 2018.

  1. Here are the biggest holiday songs in Canada for Christmas 2018 so far.
  2. Axl Rose powered through a Guns N’ Roses set even though he was “severely ill.”
  3. Gift idea: a Bluetooth bicycle helmet that streams audio right to your head.
  4. On a semi-related note, this new wearable tech allows you to listen to music through your skin.
  5. Remember A&B Sound? It was ten years ago that the record store chain went bankrupt. Here’s their story.
  6. And on a semi-semi-related note, the son of Sam the Record Man has a new thing.
  7. Malcolm Gladwell has a new music podcast with Rick Rubin.
  8. When the hell is the El Mocambo finally going to reopen? NOW magazine has a few answers to some nagging questions.
  9. Here are some slightly more detailed stats on how often people skip songs on Spotify.
  10. Spotify says it’ll be India within six months.
  11. This is a primer on how to understand podcast stats.
  12. If you have a smart speaker or two in the house, you’ll want to listen to this.
  13. Winter hats + headphones = this.
  14. Wanna buy Michael Jackson’s old self-help book? It’s for sale.
  15. Apple is heading back to the US Supreme Court over iPhone monopoly accusations.
  16. Rihanna won’t be getting an invitation to the White House anytime soon. Not that she’d accept one…
  17. Drake’s master suite in his new Toronto Bridal Path home is HUGE.
  18. Wait: Kimye has their own private 747?
  19. This must have been quite the wedding yesterday.
  20. Remember that long-lost Kurt Cobain interview with a Canadian dude that turned up earlier this month? Here are some highlights. (Via Mo)



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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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