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Published on September 9th, 2017 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Saturday, September 9, 2017

Now on the ground in Singapore after some 23 hours in transit. And there’s plenty of music news to report for Saturday, September 9

  1. Want the newest, bestest iPhone? Apple is going to announce it on Tuesday, but it looks like it won’t be available for a while. But we’re also being told not to worry.
  2. Meanwhile, here’s an alleged new iPhone feature that you’ll appreciate if you ever go for a jog at night.
  3. Here’s how Apple finally made Siri sound a little more human.
  4. And Apple might be in talks about some sort of Whitney Houston documentary.
  5. Feeling uncreative? Got writer’s block? Science says try listening to some happy music.
  6. Rogers Waters wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about political boycotts.
  7. Here’s a weird sad story about a former Pink Floyd lighting tech.
  8. UK music sales had a good year thanks to Adele, Ed Sheeran and David Bowie.
  9. Speaking of Ed, a Japanese island full of cats wants him to play there.
  10. New artists in Australia are frustrated about the lack of opportunities of radio play, too.
  11. U2 will work to replace instruments lost my musicians in the Texas hurricane.
  12. Eminem, Drake and Clapton  at TIFF? Apparently.
  13. Astronomers should hire some death metal and Goth fans for this job.
  14. Don’t know that song but can recite a few lyrics? It won’t be long before Amazon’s Alexa can help you out.
  15. Remember the infamous Club Kids of New York from the 80s and 90s? Where are they now?
  16. One of Harvey Levin’s crew at TMZ had a falling out. Now there’s a competing site called The Blast.
  17. Here’s another reason American radio has lost relevance with so many listeners.

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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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