Random Music News for Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Unless you’re in a job/territory that offers time off on November 11 (and not everyone is), that’s it for long weekends until Christmas. Are you ready? And now, the music news…

  1. Nickelback is now officially tired of Nickelback jokes.
  2. Glastonbury 2017 sold out in 50 minutes. About 135,000 tickets disappeared without anyone knowing who has been booked.
  3. The British government has taken a page from Canada’s cultural playbook by offering money for artist development by indie labels.
  4. Russia is thinking about fining illegal downloaders. Yes, they’re just getting around to that.
  5. Cstream is a French company that not only offers music streams but also movies, books, magazines, children’s material and more–all for one monthly price.
  6. An update on the most-viewed videos on YouTube.
  7. Roger Waters believes that Donald Trump is a dildo-loving Nazi with a micro-penis.
  8. And Randy Newman has this to say about Vladimir Putin.
  9. On tour? Here are eight ways to battle anxiety and depression.
  10. A John Lennon graphic novel was unveiled at New York Comic Con.

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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