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Random Music News for Thursday, September 15, 2016

Still in Singapore, eating noodles and curry. I can’t wait to get home to have a steak. And now, in music news…

  1. If you’re into Goth, there’s a new book coming on Bauhaus by drummer Kevin Haskins.
  2. Ever hear about a band called X Japan? They may be the most famous band you’ve never encountered. This documentary will fix that. (Via Danny)
  3. Korn and Limp Bizkit are going to tour the UK together. What year is it again?
  4. Here are the latest odds for the Mercury Prize. David Bowie’s Blackstar is currently the favourite at 4/7.
  5. For reasons unknown, Aqua is reuniting after 20 years. Remember their one hit “Barbie Girl?” (Think before you click.) (Via Tom)
  6. Five great conspiracy theories about Tupac.
  7. Another big reissue compilation, this time from the Human League.
  8. The EU is ordering YouTube to pay more for music.
  9. Do playlists on streaming music services actually make it harder to break new artists? Some people think so.
  10. Meanwhile, it looks like Spotify has surpassed 40 million subscribers. Apple should be concerned.
  11. Nena–yes, the “99 Luftballons” singer–is back, just in time for the nuclear holocaust that will be unleashed by Donald Trump. Just ask her about that.
  12. I may have to get me one of Amazon’s Echo or Echo Dots, just to try one out.
  13. Here’s how Bruce Springsteen spent seven years writing his biography on his own without even calling a publisher. (Hey, he’s The Boss. Like no one would take his memoirs…)
  14. Secrets of the soundtrack to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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