Random music news for Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Back to school, back to work. The next three months are, as usual, going to be insane. Here’s music news for September 3, 2019.

  1. And they said it would never happen: Ray and Dave Davies of The Kinks have buried the hatchet and moved in next to each other. Liam and Noel: Are you watching?
  2. The new Fred Durst-directed John Travolta movie was an absolute BOMB at the box office this past weekend.
  3. Taylor Swift’s Lover album debuted at #1 on the US charts in its first week. What a shock, huh? But…
  4. …this is a shock: It sold over a million copies in China, beating the US.
  5. Beyonce has been accused of fraud by a…wedding planner?
  6. Paul McCartney says a grandson was robbed at knifepoint.
  7. Another story on Tom DeLonge and his search for aliens.
  8. Coffin story #1: Wanna earn $2 million by stealing Elvis’ coffin?
  9. Coffin story #2: Mourners of this African DJ opened his coffin and undressed him.
  10. A steel barrier collapsed at the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle. Dozens were injured.
  11. A Spanish pop singer was killed during a show when some pyro went wrong.
  12. Ariana Grande using Auto-Tune? Say it ain’t so.
  13. An interview with Linda Ronstadt on how she’s living with Parkinson’s.
  14. Uh, KISS? A little spellcheck, maybe?
  15. Nice. Metallica raised US$1.5 million for charity on their European tour.
  16. Planning to start a podcast? Please read/watch this first.
  17. Paul Stanley of KISS doesn’t think much of the “thoughts and prayers” platitudes that come with every mass shooting in the US.
  18. What’s become of Prince’s autobiography now that he’s gone? Is it dead, too? Let’s find out if someone is going to pick up the pieces.
  19. And finally, the latest news from the Gallagher brothers. More of the same, really.

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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