Random Music News for Monday, September 12, 2016

It’s a holiday here in Singapore, which means people are shopping more than usual. How can so few people buy so much stuff? Let’s move to some music news.

  1. The next U2 album and tour has been set for next year. (Via Larry)
  2. And here’s great news for Rage Against the Machine/Zack De La Rocha fans: There will be more music and a new album. Check out the timeline.
  3. Interesting: The man who shot John Lennon has been denied parole again while the dude who tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan gets released. Also of note: John Hinckley’s rehabilitation involves music therapy.
  4. Fascinating: Amelia Earhart’s desperate and doomed radio messages.
  5. If you’re interested in the mind of Nick Cave, read this.
  6. Brian May of Queen has some real issues with London real estate.
  7. Want a jet black iPhone 7? Good luck with that.
  8. Does the future of music lie in virtual reality? Some people think so.
  9. Remember Jet? They’ve pretty much confirmed that they’re getting back together.
  10. And Outkast reunited over the weekend.
  11. And Billy Corgan keeps hinting about a Siamese Dream-era sound for the near future.
  12. Despite what some people may tell you, FM radio is still the place for music discovery.
  13. AM radio is slowly going away. The last transmitter in Labrador will be shut off soon.
  14. More KISS comic books are headed this way.

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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