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Published on September 5th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, September 5, 2016

A tip for anyone doing yard maintenance: you will always need one more bag of topsoil/mulch/seed/fertilizer/etc. that you thought you would. Trust me. And now, on to the music news…

  1. Jerry Heller, an early manager of NWA, has died at the age of 75.
  2. Police are looking for the vandal who ruined a Justin Bieber sand sculpture.
  3. Meanwhile, the real Bieber had his credit card declined at Subway.
  4. Let’s go back to the days when the US Government was at war with John Lennon.
  5. Would this make you (a) more likely; or (b) less likely to fly Southwest Airlines?
  6. A chicken dance. That is all. (Via Tom)
  7. This is not the Whitney Houston song you remember.
  8. Oh, Kanye
  9. If Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal are paying the major labels $1.6 million a day, where is the money going?
  10. How the iTunes podcast chart really works.
  11. Here’s another look at the future of radio. It’s not that bad, people.
  12. In a band? This book, If It Was My Band, might be a very important read.



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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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