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Random Music News for Thursday, August 10, 2017

Here’s the best part about potential North Korean missile attacks on the US: They’d have to fly over Canadian territory first. Swell. And now, the music news for August 10.

  1. What will happen to Chester Bennington’s episode of Carpool Karaoke? It’s up to his family to decide whether it airs or not.
  2. Here’s the story behind Sinead O’Connor’s latest breakdown.
  3. Turns out one of Barack Obama’s daughters is a big fan of The Killers. She went to see them at Lollapalooza and lost her iPhone.
  4. Bill Murray went to see the Groundhog Day musical. Once.
  5. Here are the best features coming in the next editions of iOS and Android. I like the health features, too.
  6. A where-are-they-now gallery on NWA.
  7. Fascinating: How a 1920s-era recording system was restored for the PBS series, American Epic.
  8. The Toronto Public LIbrary is into vinyl in a major way.
  9. David Crosby vs. pro wrestling: Guess who lost this Twitter battle? (Via Brent)
  10. The Weeknd wants the pope to wear his new sneakers.
  11. Here’s still another way AI could change the way music is made and mixed.
  12. Roland has brought back the legendary TR-808 drum machine–sort of. Close enough, though.
  13. Detroit is considering “techno-tourism” as a way to attract people to the city. Hey, it worked with Motown, right?
  14. Liam Gallagher says he has no interest in ever meeting his 20-year-old love child daughter.
  15. A newly-discovered species of badass Jurassic-era crocodile has been named after Lemmy of Motorhead. This thing was a real piece of work.
  16. Check out this all-female metal band from Indonesia called Bracepot.
  17. This Norwegian singer got death threats for having a black love interest in her video. What’s wrong with people?
  18. Somone has written a book on year spent working at Apple’s flagship store in Manhattan.
  19. Hollywood director Todd Haynes is going to do a documentary on the Velvet Underground.
  20. Time for another look at the best-selling albums of all times.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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