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Published on September 16th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, September 16, 2016

General Motors was founded on this day in 1908. That’s all I got–except for all this music news.

  1. Rush is going to get the key to the City of Toronto. Oh, and a park.
  2. If you don’t have tickets to the current Adele tour, you’d better do something fast. She says after this roadtrip, she’s going to take a ten-year break from touring.
  3. Got an exploding mobile phone? Want one?
  4. Here’s a quick review of Apple’s new Airpods.
  5. Does your home theatre need an audio upgrade? There’s something coming next year that looks really, really cool–and it’ll looks inexpensive, too.
  6. Macca and Ringo were out for the premiere of Ron Howard’s Beatles documentary. Damn, they look pretty good.
  7. There’s an interesting lawsuit involving one of Bob Marley’s guys and Jah. Yes, Jah. You’ll see what I mean.
  8. Today’s horrible musical pun comes from Tom: “Horseplay.”
  9. And speaking of things of the equine variety, why would a horse ever need to listen to music through headphones? Well, here’s a good reason.
  10. Jay Z doesn’t think much of the war on drugs, apparently.
  11. Oh, and Jay Z? Apple isn’t buying Tidal from you.
  12. And Garbage’s Shirley Manson doesn’t think much of how women are portrayed (and portraying themselves) in today’s music. (Via Larry)
  13. Madonna was just being Madonna, I guess.
  14. Here’s a cool use of YouTube when it comes to musical collaborations.
  15. If you’re a musician, you may be interested in a new special 50th-anniversary edition of Shure’s iconic SM58 microphone.



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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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