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Random music news for Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Ugh. The day when the Northern Hemisphere goes from 0 (our summer attitude) to 100 kph (the rest of the year) overnight. And here comes the music news for September 4, 2018.

  1. French schoolchildren (who went back to school yesterday) found that mobile phones were no longer allowed.
  2. Maybe you need a little uplifting music to get you through today. Try this.
  3. After losing his voice midway through a show in Berlin and unable to finish the gig, Bono has seen a doctor who now assures him he’ll be fine for the rest of the tour. The Berlin show has been rescheduled.
  4. You know what Bono needed? Some throat candies made with bee spit. You read that right.
  5. Lionel Ritchie has entered the bedroom. He’d like to sell you some sheets.
  6. That’s no way to launch a new record label, is it?
  7. There will be a big update to Windows 10 next month.
  8. Voice control for radio/infotainment systems in cars: It’s coming very fast.
  9. And can a smart speaker replace a kitchen radio?
  10. Remember Apple’s Ping social music network? What went wrong? A lot, actually.
  11. Thom York is now on Instagram. Not much to see yet, but…
  12. Why music from the 80s is a whole lot cooler than most people realize.
  13. Broadcasters in the UK want the government to create some kind of social media watchdog.
  14. Need your vinyl cleaned? It doesn’t get much cleaner than this.
  15. Enough with the vowel-free band names already!
  16. About that unreleased Red Hot Chili Peppers album from 2003 featuring guitarist John Frusciante…

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