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Published on November 22nd, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, November 22, 2016

JFK day. And now, the music news.

  1. Here’s a fun story on branding radio stations “The Edge.”
  2. Let’s review some predictions made about digital music for 2016. How many of these came true?
  3. Spotify’s new US HQ might be in the new World Trade Centre.
  4. In case you need some honky tonk Rolling Stones today…
  5. More scalper bot problems, this time in Australia. Adele tickets posted for sale for $5,000 BEFORE they go on sale to the public.
  6. The UK is being blanketed by all-Christmas music stations.
  7. We have Cancon. Ukraine will soon have Ukecon.
  8. Why is Van Morrison still touring? Because he needs the money.
  9. Reader Blind Gordie is obsessed with (a) The Simpsons; and (b) Metallica. Today he combines them together.
  10. Brian Johnson of AC/DC has appeared on a post-AC/DC song.
  11. The Presidents of the United States of America have officially broken up. Was it something Trump said?
  12. A new Soundgarden album? Probably not until the end of next year.
  13. How about this: Sabbath’s “Iron Man” with different lyrics.
  14. Kanye has wisely cancelled the rest of his tour dates. This could cost him $10 million. Or more.
  15. Maybe he had a nervous breakdown.
  16. Here’s a phone app that helps the hard-of-hearing.



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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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