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Published on October 13th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, October 13, 2016

The first-ever mobile cellular network was launched in the US on this day in 1983. Phones were the size of purses. And now, the music news of the day.

  1. Want to meet with Madonna in Miami? That’ll be $150,000, please.
  2. The Foo Fighters lost their lawsuit against Lloyds of London over those cancelled shows last year when Dave broke his leg.
  3. Loud music in restaurants may be ruining your meal–but it’s not what you think.
  4.  We don’t get Pandora in Canada, but it’s still interesting to note that they’ve rebranded.
  5. Janet Jackson is expecting for the first time. She’s 50. Just sayin’.
  6. Nickelback vs. Royal Blood on Twitter. If you care…
  7. Prince’s vault of unreleased music is being shopped for $35 million.
  8. How to build your own Beatles Yellow Submarine.
  9. I’m off to Desert Trip (aka) “Oldchella”) on Friday so naturally this article caught my attention. (Via Barnaby)
  10. Watch this Danish school choir tackle “Bohemian Rhapsody.”



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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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