Random Music News for Saturday, October 21, 2017

For no particular reason, Steely Dan’s “Aja” has been running through my head for the last couple of days. That’s the weirdest earworm I’ve ever had. Please make it stop. And now, some music news for October 21.

  1. Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons has a message to terrorists regarding concerts.
  2. Will anyone be able to get an iPhone X when it goes on sale next Friday? It’s looking doubtful.
  3. Mariah Carey has burglar problems.
  4. And so does Kimye.
  5. Wait: Facebook is testing paywalls? (Via Tom)
  6. On his last tour, Tom Petty had to deal with a hairline hip fracture.
  7. Fox News vs. Radiohead. WTF?
  8. The Guns ‘N Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour has now grossed more than $400 million USD.
  9. Here are some terrible videos from cities begging to be home to Amazon’s new HQ. (There are no Canadian cities among them.)
  10. Tony Fadell, the guy who designed the original iPod, is looking for revenge on Apple.
  11. The White Minstrel Show.” Yes, it’s about Donald Trump. (Via Larry)
  12. This Toronto indie recording studio is about to be evicted from a Toronto Community Housing building.
  13. Madonna’s Erotica album has turned 25. Here’s an oral history of that record. Giggity.
  14. Are the Manic Street Preachers done? Maybe.

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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