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Published on September 26th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, September 26, 2018

On this day in 1973, Concorde made its first trip across the Atlantic. Forty-five years later, we’re actually traveling slower. And now, music news for September 26, 2018.

  1. Speaking of airlines, this might take the sting out of flight delays. Or maybe not.
  2. Gary Numan’s tour bus was in a fatal accident with an elderly man in Cleveland. Numan is devastated.
  3. It looks like we have Maroon 5 for the Super Bowl halftime show. Could’ve been the Foo Fighters, but they were passed over.
  4. Dude. It’s JUST A BRUNO MARS SONG! No need to have done this.
  5. How weird is it being in Beyonce’s orbit? This weird.
  6. Tim Cook to Dr. Dre: “No way we’re showing THAT on Apple platforms.”
  7. Have we heard the last of Suge Knight? It’s possible.
  8. And how weird is it that being a Facebook moderator can result in a case of PTSD? (Via Tom)
  9. SiriusXM’s purchase of Pandora could really change the balance of power in the streaming world as well as in the world of advertisting. Here’s why. And here’s more.
  10. Turns out that George Michael was a really, really unhappy guy.
  11. The guy who promoted the disastrous Fyre Festival wants a shorter sentence, claiming mental illness.
  12. Spotify has leased an incredible amount of space at the new World Trade Centre in New York.
  13. A bunch of big companies (including Google) are working on an anti-piracy database.
  14. This new Netflix series on music industry crimes and misdemeanors looks great.
  15. Can you pick out Liam’s kid?
  16. Here’s a new British music landmark. Think it’ll attract tourists?
  17. This is a new twist in the Michael Hutchence story. He had a head injury?
  18. Rapper Lil Xan ended up in the hospital after eating too many hot Cheetos.



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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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