Random music news for Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Anyone else having trouble with Chrome over the last 24 hours? Some sort of update broke some programs/access. Just askin’. Let’s see if anyone can actually access this post for music news for October 2, 2019.

  1. New survey: 77% of Americans listen to music via streaming.
  2. Van Halen is done, says David Lee Roth.
  3. The Beatles’ Abbey Road album could be back at #1 in the UK this week.
  4. This alarm will wake you to your favourite podcast.
  5. The Foo Fighters have started work on the next album.
  6. Attention High Holy Days people: Bruce Springsteen is almost Jewish. (Via Alexander)
  7. Tegan and Sarah think they’ve found a way to frustrate scalpers.
  8. Following the Canadian election? Let’s examine some campaign playlists.
  9. Mathew Knowles, father of Beyonce, has breast cancer.
  10. Some hardcore Twenty One Pilots fan has found some hidden vocals on the Trench album.
  11. Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons is set to open a second music venue in London.
  12. Ken Burns PBS documentary on country music has spiked sales and streams.
  13. BTS is taking heat for agreeing to perform in Saudi Arabia.
  14. Why are fans still losing their sh*t over Tool? This could explain it.
  15. Bob Marley’s former home in London now has a coveted blue plaque.

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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