Random music news for Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Cuban Missile Crisis began on this day in 1962. We don’t need another one of those, ever. Otherwise, how would I do things like bring you music news for October 16, 2019?

  1. Has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame selections become too populist?
  2. This explains a LOT about why Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer are touring together next spring. This could really shake things up.
  3. Viv Campbell of Def Leppard has undergone spinal surgery.
  4. Is there a growing mental health crisis in K-pop?
  5. Christian music stars are still on the side of Trump.
  6. A good article on how Twitter has changed music.
  7. The legal issues surrounding the horrible Fyre Festival aren’t over yet. Right, Ja Rule?
  8. Shirts as mixtapes. You’ll see what I mean.
  9. Well, this is a different take on the topic of music piracy…
  10. More on the dubious decision to use Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll Part 2” in the Joker movie. At least it’s good news.
  11. The latest move in the Hi-Resolution Audio sphere comes from Sony with their 360 Reality Audio.
  12. Are you serious about making playlists? Then read this.
  13. Ex-Metallica bass player Jason Newstead has a headbanging problem.
  14. A Will Ferrell podcast? It’s coming.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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