Random music news for Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Today would have been John Lennon’s 79th birthday. On to music news for October 9, 2019.

  1. A Hole reunion? It looks like it’s happening.
  2. Larry Junstrom, bass player for Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special, has died at the age of 70.
  3. If you’re a DJ who spins off a Mac using an iTunes library, you’d better read this before upgrading to Catalina, the new macOS.
  4. How much of a Billy Joel fan can someone be? You might be surprised.
  5. A new Coldplay album next month? Apparently. It’ll be their first in four years.
  6. A meditation on what it means to be a “fan.”
  7. Olivia Newton-John has issued a cease-and-desist order against Olivia Newton-John. You’ll see what I mean.
  8. MJ, the Michael Jackson musical, is moving to Broadway.
  9. Can’t sleep? Try this.
  10. There’s another insane you-stole-my-song case. This one involves Taylor Swift.
  11. And this one might even be more insane.
  12. That is a lot of coke, Elton.
  13. The world’s greatest collector of soul records has died.
  14. Fixing guitar prices? Apparently.
  15. Drake’s new house in Toronto has a talking toilet.
  16. A fun look at how 90s electronics have evolved into things we use today.

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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