Random music news for Wednesday, September 11, 2019

I’ll be weirded out by this date for the rest of my life. Let’s deflect from that by looking at music news for September 11, 2019.

  1. Here’s something about the sales of Taylor Swift’s Lover album that never occurred to me, especially the bit about Chinese sales.
  2. Taylor Swift vs. Microsoft over the name “Tay.
  3. The original lineup of Bauhaus is reuniting for the firs time in 13 years.
  4. Young Post Malone fans are confused by this one guest appearance on his new album: “Who is this Ozzy Osbourne guy?”
  5. Wanna watch radio?
  6. Wanna buy Michael Jackson’s jungle gym for terminally ill kids? It’s for sale.
  7. Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy have a massive world tour schedule for next year. Dates here. (And note the size of the venues, too. The Rogers Centre in Toronto? Wow.)
  8. Robert Plant was so moved by this movie that he licensed it a couple of Led Zeppelin songs at a big discount.
  9. If a peace deal can be arranged between Jimmy Page and Robbie Williams (as it has), then there’s hope for the Middle East.
  10. Kayne West’s housing project has been demolished. He didn’t get the proper permits.
  11. A fan of ABBA? Time for a trip to the UK to see this.
  12. The Samsung Galaxy Fold won’t be released in Canada.

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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