Random Music News for Friday, October 7, 2016

A long weekend! Time to rest up before the frantic sprint towards Christmas. And now, the music news of the day…

  1. Hurricane Matthew is really screwing up the concert schedule in Florida.
  2. Oh, Vanilla Ice. Pleez. And pleez again.
  3. Trent Reznor on the return of NIN:  “2016 isn’t over yet.” (Via Greggory)
  4. Did Kanye really fire his entire staff in some kind of meltdown?
  5. Desert Trip (aka “Oldchella”) starts in the California desert tonight. Here’s how we got to this point, starting with Woodstock.
  6. Attention Dave Grohl: Drake needs your Dave of Thrones. (Via Tom)
  7. And what was he doing at Drake University in Iowa in the middle of the night?
  8. How do hear about cool TV shows? It depends on how old you are.
  9. And how many media options do Canadians really use?
  10. This looks like an interesting theatre production.
  11. Brampton’s Alessia Cara is tipped for a possible Grammy nomination.
  12. Billie Joe Armstrong has this to say about the new Green Day album, Revolution Radio.
  13. Speaking of revolutions, Cantopop in Hong Kong has evolved.
  14. Radiohead really likes working with director Paul Thomas Anderson–and vice versa.
  15. The rise and fall (and rise?) of Oasis’ Be Here Now album. (Hint: Cocaine is involved. Lots of it.)

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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