Random Music News for Monday, November 14, 2016

Yep. Donald Trump is still going to be president. I know. I still can’t believe it either. Let’s move to music news.

  1. The David Bowie art auction brings in $30 million–and counting. The thing I wanted sold for $324,000 USD. A cheap radio expected to sell for $250-ish sold for $51,000.
  2. In the wake of Leonard Cohen’s death, here’s a look at another gloomy legend: Johnny Cash.
  3. Here’s a piece I wrote about Cohen for Postmedia.
  4. Here’s more on Robbie Robertson’s upcoming memoir.
  5. There’s a new doc on 70s surf punk.
  6. No deal between Jay Z and Prince’s estate for any of Prince’s music.
  7. At the SNL after party, guest host Dave Chappell busted out a version of Radiohead’s “Creep.”
  8. Jazz player Donnie Trumpet has jettisoned his stage name for obvious reasons.
  9. Meanwhile, Courtney Love says that Hillary Clinton is a huge gossip.
  10. One day after the US election, a radio station in Wisconsin dropped its liberal talk programming and went all-Christmas.
  11. Australia is also having a major issue with tickets being sold for stupid amounts on the secondary market.
  12. Mick Jagger wanted his clothes back.
  13. Robbie Williams says Led Zep’s Jimmy Page is “mentally ill.”
  14. Typical English kvetching about music.

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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