Random Music News for Thursday, October 19, 2017

This is the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, a very scary stock market crash that freaked out everyone. Let’s see if any this music news for October 19 freaks you out.

  1. Gord Downie’s Secret Path will get its TV debut on the CBC this Sunday. This will air on the 51st anniversary of Chanie Wenjack’s death.
  2. Here’s a piece from someone who arrived late at the Hip’s first album.
  3. Try to imagine this: Ivanka Trump, punk rocker. She says she went through a phase. Right.
  4. Rami Malek seems to be nailing it in his role as Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic. Look!
  5. Goodbye, Soundkick. It was fun while it lasted.
  6. A musical road? Only in California. But why is it so out of tune?
  7. Sound City, the legendary California recording studio immortalized in the Dave Grohl documentary, is back in business.
  8. A good Rolling Stone article: What happens to survivors of mass shootings like Las Vegas?
  9. Here’s the next step in the evolution of Sonos speakers.
  10. Are you a Queen fan? Then you’ll want to know about Brian May’s new book.
  11. Time to start betting on which song will be #1 on the UK charts at Christmas.
  12. Let’s take a look back at a highly influential German electronic recording studio.
  13. Here’s another call for Apple to get on board with an FM chip in iPhones.
  14. Now Liam Gallagher says Oasis will never get back together.
  15. Here’s a story of sexual harassment in the music industry from a male singer.
  16. Billy Joel is about to become a father for the third time–at age 68.

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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