Random Music News for Saturday, October 29, 2016

You’re reading this because of something that happened with ARPANET on this day in 1969. Continuing on, here’s some music news.

  1. Going out to party tonight? Doctors say that Red Bull and vodka is just as bad for the body as cocaine.
  2. Need a playlist of scary songs? Here’s a good start.
  3. What radio people can learn from Toastmasters. This might be the best advice any radio talent will ever receive.
  4. Five reasons the music industry really, really needs to start taking the concept of driverless cars seriously.
  5. How streaming music services are taking over the music industry.
  6. Here’s a great idea for Facebook and songwriters.
  7. Want to buy the pendant Tupac was wearing when he was shot? Now you can.
  8. Wait: Avenged Sevenfold’s new album is about AI and features Neil deGrasse Tyson? Yep.
  9. “Is John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ the worst song ever?” Discuss.
  10. Goodbye, Vine. These Vine stars will miss you. But they will live on forever.
  11. Want to sleep like Elvis at Graceland? Now you can!
  12. David Crosby: “Kanye West can neither sing, nor write, nor play.”
  13. How many people are going for Halloween as Harley Quinn this year? Even musicians are getting in on it.
  14. The 60 greatest female singers of all time. Discuss.
  15. Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of MTV’s Pop-Up Video.
  16. Roger Waters’ views on Israel is costing him millions.

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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