Random Music News for Thursday, October 26, 2017

Happy 44th birthday, Seth McFarlane. Now, some music news for October 26.

    1. This is what tinnitus sounds like. If you don’t want to be plagued by this, protect your hearing when you go to gigs.
    2. U2/Madonna manager Guy Oseary got married in Brazil. It was a…small wedding. Sort of.
    3. Great. More ransomware. This one is called Bad Rabbit.
    4. A new eco-friendly way to make smartphones? Good!
    5. Noel? Is that you?
    6. Eminem 1, New Zealand 0.
    7. This is a different kind of disco regret.
    8. How sick was Robbie Williams? Sick enough to be admitted to the ICU.
    9. And in Bieber news
    10. In more real estate news (see above item), Glenn Frey’s estate is for sale.
    11. If you really, really, really must use your iPhone to take pictures underwater, there’s now this.
    12. Remembering the era of the jukebox.
    13. Does moving to Toronto really help your band?
    14. This Winnipeg band is going to play 24 gigs in 24 venues in 24 hours as part of a fundraiser.
    15. Where is the best new music increasingly being found today? On TV.
    16. An interesting question: Who owns music that’s composed and created by a machine?
    17. Amazon’s streaming music service now has 16 million subscribers and climbing.
    18. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr is going to sell a lot of old and excess gear here.
    19. But if you have a little more money, you might want to consider buying this Bob Dylan guitar.

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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