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Published on October 24th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Canadian baseball fans will remember this day in 1992 when the Blue Jays became the first non-American team to win the World Series. And in music news for October 24, 2018…

  1. A fight broke out at a classical music concert. The problem? A noisy gum wrapper.
  2. Jack White’s Third Man Records is now in the old-school photography business.
  3. Will women be the saviours of rock’n’roll? It’s starting to look like it.
  4. The foldable phone could almost be here.
  5. Is everyone in music recording an ASMR video now?
  6. Cardi B and Rich the Kid performed at duelling bar mitzvah parties.
  7. Interesting metaphor: Is Facebook the classic rock of social media?
  8. A new study says that Instagram is now more important to teens than Snapchat.
  9. This whole story of abuse allegations involving 11-year-old Canadian rapper Lil Tay is very, very weird.
  10. More praise for Greta Van Fleet.
  11. Spotify is testing a new “what’s new” section for new releases.
  12. Drake beat a Beatles record. Then again, things are much different today than they were in 1964.
  13. The Beastie Boys have their own SONOS speaker.
  14. Apple is going to take on Netflix with the launch of a global TV subscription service.
  15. The Beyonce/Jay Z tour grossed $250 million.
  16. Tracy Chapman vs. Nicki Minaj. This should be interesting.



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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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