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Published on October 14th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, October 14, 2016

Off to Desert Trip Part 2 in the California Desert. This had better be good. And now, the music news.

  1. Speaking of Desert Trip, the first guy on tonight is Nobel laureate Bob Dylan. And not everyone is pleased with his winning of the award.
  2. Hamilton’s Harvest Picnic is embroiled in a $27 million lawsuit.
  3. Want to buy Slash’s guitar from the first-ever Guns ‘N Roses show? Go here.
  4. It’s NOT a Lemmy doll! Okay, so maybe it is…
  5. And just when America couldn’t get any more petty when it comes to politics, along comes this Billy Joel dispute.
  6. We just passed the Sid-Killed-Nancy-Or-Did-He anniversary. Here are some little-known facts about the case.
  7. Rappers mention Grey Poupon mustard a lot. I mean really a lot.
  8. Elton John says his memoirs will come out in 2019.
  9. Vine has a new app called Soundboard that can perpetuate memes. Why do I have a feeling that little good will come from this?
  10. This looks interesting: an academic forum dealing with men and masculinity in music. (Via Brad)
  11. George Carlin may have been dead for eight years, but he just released a new album. (Via Gordie)
  12. Here’s a good article on the origins of straight edge punk.



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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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