Random Music News for Tuesday, October 27, 2015

So what’s this hunk of space junk that’s coming this way for November 6? I vote aliens. I’m wrong, but still…

  1. Surprise! Adoption of streaming music services in Canada is being held back because of stupidly high data costs.
  2. An interesting backstory to the lyrics to “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
  3. A Kimye duet? Oh, dear.
  4. This is one of the loveliest radio stories I’ve heard in a while.
  5. The music industry is to blame for piracy in the furniture design world. Wait–what?
  6. Remember those stupid recorders they made you play in school? They don’t have to be stupid. (Via Danny)
  7. Looking for some interesting sounds to sample? Try this archive. It’s free.
  8. U2 and Apple are working together again. Check out the U2 Bus.
  9. What it was like to work in Bulgarian radio.
  10. And what it’s like to work at the BBC in London.
  11. Still with radio, here’s “how NPR killed college rock.”
  12. Slipknot’s Corey Taylor vs. the pro wrestler.
  13. Meanwhile, would you rob Slipknot? Someone did.
  14. Just in case you need a celebrity to help you with your Halloween costume
  15. Elton John just spent $33 million USD for a new pile in Beverly Hills.
  16. Ed Sheeran paid off this woman’s mortgage. Ed: C’mon over to my place! (Via Tom)
  17. More Adele-mania. She will guest on SNL November 21.

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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