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Random Music News for Friday, October 20, 2017

It was 40 years ago today that Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane went down in a swamp. And now, the music news for October 20.

  1. Chester Bennington left a will stating that all six of his children see each other on a regular basis.
  2. This is a symphony constructed using 100 cars. Only in Los Angeles.
  3. Ozzy is annoyed at this.
  4. Bono gave a detailed interview on U2’s upcoming Songs of Experience album. (Via Larry)
  5. When you’re the son of a rich rock star, you get to have birthday parties like this.
  6. Is the iPhone 8 flopping?
  7. There are at least 10 ex-guitarists from Guns ‘N Roses. Here’s what they’re all up to today.
  8. Vampire Tom Pettys walking down Ventura Boulevard? WTF?
  9. Speaking of the undead, a hologram of Roy Orbison is going to go on tour in the UK.
  10. Katy Perry had an in-concert oopsie.
  11. Squeaky clean Boyz II Men one tried to get Michael Jackson to curse.
  12. When Ed Sheeran busted up his arm, he drank. A lot.
  13. Here’s a brain game you play with sound.
  14. You won’t be able to order an iPhone X until next Friday, but the new cases are already coming out.

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One thought on “Random Music News for Friday, October 20, 2017

  • The iPhone 8 is a flop for me at the moment. I ordered one a month ago when my 6 met the business end of a bike tire. It still hasn’t arrived. Rogers is telling me it could be another few weeks. Sigh. I guess the sellout is isolated to Rogers…


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