Random Music News for Friday, November 4, 2016

Barack Obama became president on this day in 2008. And in just another couple of days, the US is going to have another new leader. Will it be the crazy one or the crooked one? I’m losing sleep over this. Let’s distract ourselves with some music news.

  1. Eagles of Death metal are close to releasing a documentary on the aftermath of the Bataclan massacre last year.
  2. Meanwhile, Sting will be the first person to perform at the Bataclan since the attacks. His show will be next Saturday (Nov 12).
  3. Need to meditate? Spotify now offers Headspace.
  4. Interesting: How Abbey Road Studios has evolved since Universal acquired the place in 2012.
  5. Today is College Radio Day in the US.
  6. Facebook has been deleting accounts of music piracy sites.
  7. This iPhone 7 costs $17,000. Yes, you read that right.
  8. Let’s examine the claim that the music industry is back.
  9. If you’re a fan of the Wacken Festival–a must-visit destination for metal fans–there have been some changes to the site.(Via Tom)
  10. Every known David Bowie persona.” Am I missing something here?
  11. And there’s a documentary on Bowie’s final years coming out soon.
  12. One more: Check out the reworked video for “Life on Mars.”
  13. With just a few days to go before the US election, a bunch of musicians are getting on Hilliary Clinton’s campaign to help get the vote out.
  14. Looking back 25 years at REM’s Out of Time album.

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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