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Random Music News for Thursday, January 25, 2018

On this day in 1995, we almost ended up in a nuclear war because of a series of mistakes and misunderstandings. Now about the situation with North Korea…  As you ponder that, here are some music news stories for January 25, 2018.

  1. Details about Dolores O’Riordan’s final 24 hours are emerging. This does not sound like a woman who was suicidal. So what happened? Go here and here.
  2. The house where Chester Bennington took his own life is up for rent. Just $8,800 a month.
  3. The Merriam-Webster is thinking about agreeing that “metal” can be used as an adjective. (Via Tom)
  4. 50 Cent accidentally made millions on Bitcoin. We should all be so lucky.
  5. Yeah, about that supposed partial Smiths reunion: ain’t gonna happen now.
  6. Apple has released iTunes 12.7.3 to accommodate HomePod connectivity. Too bad isn’t on the release schedule for their new smart speaker.
  7. Here’s an example of how things can go terribly pear-shaped with a music career.
  8. Kim and Kanye just bought an important piece of Beatles’ history.
  9. If you’re an artist, YouTube is offering to pay for your promo budget–if you agree not to criticize YouTube.
  10. If you’re a fan of album cover artwork, take a look at this gallery.
  11. Is technology killing you? Maybe.
  12. Neil Diamond fans affected by the cancellation of his shows have donated the money to Parkinson’s research.
  13. Looking to start a radio station? This 78-old-transmitter is for sale.
  14. Another Toronto music venue is closing. This isn’t good.
  15. How David Bowie’s helped an autistic boy.
  16. A school board in London, Ontario, has restored funding to a musical about a gay prom date.

Alan Cross

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