Random Music News for Friday, October 21, 2016

America. Is. F**ked. Good luck with this election. Distract yourself with some music news.

  1. Stephen Colbert’s musical score for this week’s presidential debate.
  2. What’s with the Radiohead symbol in the grass at Glastonbury? (Update: Yeah, they’re playing next year.)
  3. Uh-oh. Are we gonna have to start paying more for Internet access?
  4. Interesting bit of history: “The Night Punk Rock Was Born.” (Via RC)]
  5. Sharing your mixtape like this is one way to get you fired.
  6. Good Lord, what’s wrong with some people? (Note the song that goes with this.) (NSFW)
  7. An Edmonton man has invented a new musical instrument that no one needs, wants or asked for. (Via Tom)
  8. A greatest hits collection is coming from Prince for Christmas with an album of new material scheduled for 2017.
  9. Jay Z thinks Kanye is a nut job.
  10. So what exactly does Bob Dylan have against being awarded a Nobel Prize? Why would any mention of that be removed from his website?
  11. New study says young people prefer YouTube over cable TV.

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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