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Random Music News for Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to all! (Yes, America, we do things differently up here.) And now the music news for October 9.

  1. After three legs of the Not in This LIfetime tour, Guns ‘N Roses has grossed over $150 million USD. THAT’S why they all buried the hatchet.
  2. Remember paedo sicko former Lostprophets sicko Ian Watkins? He’s still at it, even though he’s still in prison.
  3. Great point: How will journalism be delivered when we’re all using smart speakers?
  4. Good reading: the 14 worst myths about the music industry.
  5. The Telsa Model 3 has Tunein Radio as factory-installed audio.
  6. REM’s Automatic for the People was released 25 years ago this week (October 5, 1992). Here are ten things about the album you might not know. (Via Greggory)
  7. And here’s the Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack. Stream it all!
  8. Did you catch the new Blade Runner movie over the weekend? Here’s some history on the soundtrack to the original movie by Vangelis. It’s a cult hit, you know–and also highly influential.
  9. Have you ever gone to a concert alone? Apparently, a lot of people have and feel quite good about it.
  10. Looking for a cool retro turntable? Then take a look at this.
  11. Are you addicted to your smartphone? Here’s something to consider.
  12. Remembering the “Star-Spangled Banner” World Series flap of 1968. Jose Felciano was controversial?
  13. You think you’re a troll? These are trolls. (Note the Rick Astley atrocity.) (Via Tom)
  14. Here’s more on the soul-searching going on in country music in regards to its relationship to the NRA.
  15. George Michael’s housekeeper is letting people tour his home.
  16. The new Mountain Goats EP is all about Ozzy Osbourne. Wait–what?
  17. Frank Sinatra did NOT like Donald Trump.
  18. A member of the Lovin’ Spoonful has been arrested on child porn charges.
  19. The Breeders are back. Good.
  20. How Walk Off the Earth scored with Outlander.

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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