Random Music News for Monday, November 7, 2016

Just one more day to the US election. I know, I know. I wish it could go on longer, too. And now, the music news…

  1. This punk band has put a hex on Donald Trump.
  2. Did Jay Z’s appearance at a Clinton rally help or hurt her?
  3. Rihanna has won the coveted Shoe of the Year award. Wait–what?
  4. Courtney Love is now doing Shakespeare.Again:wait–what?
  5. Mariah Carey was reportedly paid $1 million to perform two songs at the unveiling of the Saks Fifth Avenue/Hudson’s Bay Christmas windows. At least that’s what I’ve been told…
  6. Meanwhile, she has a crazy prenup with James Packer.
  7. This BBC news presented just stole my heart for doing this with the Sex Pistols.
  8. The rotary phone is back, apparently. How do I text with this thing again?
  9. Metallica’s James Hetfield says that Kim looks like Kanye in drag. (Via Tom)
  10. Bat Out of Hell, the musical.
  11. “My 9-year-old daughter is a terrible singer. Do I tell her?”
  12. Authors, poets and musicians pick their favorite songwriter.
  13. Cool! Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth) performing in the studio. (Via Michael)
  14. An interesting article on the art of DJing.
  15. Bad Company’s Mick Ralphs has suffered a stroke.
  16. Let’s talk a look at some James Hetfield-related Metallica memes.
  17. Prince Charles’ dance moves.
  18. How to smell 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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