Random Music News for Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday. Go buy a turntable. Good luck. Here’s some music news.

  1. Whatever is plaguing Kanye West, it’s way worse than sleep deprivation.
  2. No, Elton John isn’t playing Donald Trump’s inauguration. We think.
  3. Will a former punk rocker end up leading the federal NDP? Maybe.
  4. Billy Joel is taking responsibility for Bruce Springsteen’s motorcycle breakdown in the middle of nowhere.
  5. Kim Mathers, ex-wife of Eminen, has avoided jail time for a DUI.
  6. Are there too few women in the realm of heavy music?
  7. Are you a fan of Queen? How much do you really know about Freddie Mercury? And are you aware of his love for cats?
  8. Norway wants to slow down or even stop the shutdown of FM transmitters.
  9. Remember the child perv that headed up the band Lostprophets? He might end up releasing music from prison.
  10. The new Bon Jovi album just set a record for the greatest fall from #1.
  11. The fan punched in the face by Justin Bieber is considering legal action.
  12. Toronto could use a new venue like the one London UK is getting.
  13. Streams and sales of Leonard Cohen’s music are up 400% since his death.
  14. Want to start a record label? You can now buy a start-up kit in a box.

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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