Random Music News for Thursday, September 14, 2017

It was on this day in 2000 that Microsoft released Windows ME. I know I installed it, but I just don’t remember it. Reflect on your favourite operating systems while browsing through the music news for September 14.

  1. Former Husker Du drummer Grant Hart has died of cancer at age 56.
  2. Netflix has picked up the new Tragically Hip documentary, Long Time Running.
  3. Here’s an early review of the new Foo Fighters album, Concrete and Gold.
  4. Here is a 150-page outline of a conspiracy theory involving Carly Rae Jepson. Ask yourself “Do I really need to go there?” before clicking here.
  5. This Danish nightclub is looking for people to compose dance music with a tempo of 10BPM. Not 100. TEN.
  6. This is apparently Facebook’s new group video chat app.
  7. There’s a new claim that Mark Ronson ripped off another song for “Uptown Funk.”
  8. A cool gallery on the career of Tupac.
  9. Janet Jackson was in an abusive marriage, says her brother.
  10. Audiobook giant Audible.com has launched a dedicated Canadian site. Now we can get our audiobooks in CAD instead of USD. I assume.
  11. How shoegaze rock took over Asia.
  12. So I guess Marilyn Manson and Justin Bieber are no longer buds…?
  13. Here’s another emerging artist who could benefit from Apple’s attention in their iPhone X marketing.
  14. This new music video has people freaking out. You’ll immediately understand why.
  15. Britney Spears managed to spend $10 million in 2016. I’d like to try to do that.

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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