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Published on October 17th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, October 17, 2016

Flying home from Desert Trip with dust permeating every cranny of my sinuses. It was worth it, though. McCartney is a machine. I can only hope I’m in that kind of shape at his age. And now, some other music news…

  1. At the height of Adele-mania with her 25 album, she was making an average of £84,000 ($135,o00 CAD) a day.
  2. Adele paid a lot of taxes, of course, but that’s one of the ten most poisonous things about which to write a song.
  3. AT&T could be planning a big run at the music business. But how?
  4. Could your next TV or phone be as thin as a sheet of paper?
  5. Surprise! Sting found out he had some illegal immigrants working on his wine estate in Italy.
  6. How big is Beyonce? Her Formation tour made $250 million.
  7. This cat video should have been posted on Caturday, but whatever…
  8. Here’s another cautionary tale about protecting your hearing against loud music.
  9. The story of Terry Fox is being turned into a musical. It only took the composer twelve years.
  10. This is fascinating: When rock and numerology collide.
  11. Let’s take a listen to an unreleased track from The Who from 1965, shall we?
  12. There seems to have been a breakthrough in getting machines to talk just like us. (Via Bobby)
  13. Green Day’s Revolution Radio debuted at #1 on the Billboard album charts. And they did it the old fashioned way.
  14. The biggest pop star in Nepal is…a Buddhist nun?
  15. Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance has a new cassette that already trading for decent dollars on eBay. (Via Brent)



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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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