Random Music News for Wednesday, October 28, 2015

On this day in 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis came to an end. Phew. Meanwhile, in music news…

  1. Rush’s Neil Peart has a new novel coming out next month in the UK.
  2. Moby has a new little vegan restaurant in the Silver Lake area of LA.
  3. A crash course in punk rock from Carrie Brownstein.
  4. More behind the scenes stuff on the Adele album, 25. (Hey, this is the biggest release of the year…)
  5. Here’s what Apple Music on Android is probably going to look like.
  6. A new way to protect your hearing against loud noise (including music).
  7. A self-healing iPhone screen? Maybe.
  8. Apple’s earning’s report was awesome. But notice that they didn’t break out anything involving Apple Music.
  9. Cher: The Musical. Uh-huh.
  10. Rating all the jock jams ever recorded.
  11. Adele’s “Hello” video hit 100 million views in just five days.
  12. Spotify has taken a shot against Apple’s Beats 1 with “In Residence.”
  13. Meanwhile, Deezer has scrapped its big IPO.
  14. Looks like Black Sabbath is serious about ending it all. Just not yet.

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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