Random Music News for Friday, September 1, 2017

September? Already? Sheesh. Here’s the music news for September 1.

  1. So why was Simpsons composer Alf Clausen fired?
  2. Kanye West is having trouble with his $10 million insurance claim with Lloyds of London.
  3. Paul Anka is having Mar-a-Lago troubles. Trump stuff.
  4. Bruce Springsteen’s run on Broadway has been extended by 10 weeks due to popular demand.
  5. Deezer is the latest company to up its game when it comes to providing high-fidelity music. I’m all for that.
  6. What’s going on with these mysterious radio bursts from space? What are you trying to tell us, beings in Galaxy FRB 121102?
  7. Flavor Flav is suing Chuck D over unpaid royalties.
  8. Bill Murray: more musical than you might realize.
  9. Bowie was right! There ARE spiders on Mars. Sort of.
  10. Do you have an original iPod Shuffle? It might be worth money.
  11. These gospel singers did their best to keep spirits up at a Houston storm shelter.
  12. Scooter Braun, manager of Justin Bieber, is under a tremendous amount of pressure to run for governor of California.
  13. Hip hop songwriters dominate the US charts so far this year.
  14. Justin Bieber now has 100 million Twitter followers. I wonder how many of them are real?
  15. Just like in Toronto, buskers need to audition if they’re going to play on the London Tube.
  16. Is this a stolen David Bowie picture? In a hotel?

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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