Random Music News for Thursday, September 22, 2016

And just like that, it’s autumn. Here’s some music news.

  1. Interesting: BBC Radio 1 wants to become “the Netflix of music radio.”
  2. Today the BBC launches a Canadian bureau and website.
  3. Good reading: a history of the Technics SL-1200 turntable.
  4. Adele is devastated by the Brangelina split.
  5. North Korea has its own Internet that’s walled off from the rest of the world. It features 28 sites. Yes, 28.
  6. Dr. Dre will soon be back in court over a Beats Headphones fiasco.
  7. And speaking of headphones, these look pretty cool.
  8. Michael Jackon’s “elaborate child sex syndicate?” A second victim has come forward.
  9. Is Donald Trump the new Johnny Rotten? Think carefully before you answer.
  10. Prince’s Paisley Park is going to be turned into some kind of live music venue.
  11. Did AC/DC just play their final show? Maybe.
  12. And did you hear about the U2 gig in San Francisco on October 5? No? That’s because they’re playing a private corporate gig for Salesforce.com.

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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