Random Music News for Monday, October 16, 2017

Once again, it appears that my house will be the only place on the block not completely decked out for Halloween. I’m also okay with that. Here’s some music news for October 16.dz

  1. Because it’s Monday, you should put off work and try this ridiculously hard trivia challenge about guitars.
  2. Here are six reasons we should skip the iPhone X and just go with the 8.
  3. What can Spotify learn from the Roman slave trade. Wait–what?
  4. Even the head of Live Nation (which owns Ticketmaster) says that some ticket fees are “indefensible.”
  5. Liam Gallagher had a good weekend. His first solo album comfortably debuted at the top of the UK charts. He also moved an awful lot of vinyl.
  6. Let’s speculate on the quality of the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic, shall we?
  7. A fidget spinner phone? Yep.
  8. Members of the Polish metal band Decapitated have formally been charged with rape.
  9. Again, because it’s Monday, you should stop working an kill time with this music discovery app called “Every Noise at Once.”
  10. The Killers’ Brandon Flowers would like us to know that he’s terrible at fasting. Uh, thanks?
  11. As you might guess, Michael Stipe isn’t a Donald Trump fan.
  12. No, Lana Del Rey’s new song is NOT about Harvey Weinstein.
  13. Meanwhile, Bjork says she was sexually harassed by “a Danish director.” Gee, whom might that be?
  14. And now this LA-based producer has been accused of rape.
  15. Did you know that there’s a Canadian label devoted to comedy?
  16. Hey Rosettta! announced over the weekend that they’re breaking up.
  17. Dave Bidini of the Rheostatics is a founder of a new subscription-only print newspaper in Toronto. The West End Phoenix has just published its first issue.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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