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Published on September 1st, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 1? Already? Let’s distract ourselves with music news…

  1. Frank Zappa’s estate just sold for $5.49 million. Sounds like a cool place.
  2. Speaking of landmarks, here’s a gallery of some important rock’n’roll locations in London and the UK.
  3. Take a look at/listen to this baby evil genius. He creeps me out.
  4. Ex(?) AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been hospitalized with a heart attack.
  5. Remembering the rise of the Ramones at CBGB by someone who was there.
  6. Meanwhile, John Varvatos is selling Ramones shirts for $98. (There used to be a JV store on the old CBGB site. Is it still there?)
  7. Did a Beach Boy actually witness Charles Manson commit a murder? That’s the allegation.
  8. Got a SONOS system in the house? There have been some enhancements that you might find interesting.
  9. Meanwhile, Spotify is trying to figure out what to do with the major labels ahead of its proposed IPO.
  10. Bruce Springsteen has broken his record for his longest US concert for the third time in a week. He played for four hours and one minute.
  11. This club holds a night exclusively for witches and warlocks. It’s Goth on steroids, I guess.



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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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