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Published on September 6th, 2016 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Back to school. Time to get serious about work again. And it’s pumpkin spice season at Starbucks already. The summer is good and truly done. And now, some music news.

  1. This is cool: observing what songs people are Shazaming second by second.
  2. Interesting fact about the National Music Centre in Calgary: the building itself is musical. Let’s look at the architecture.
  3. The classic Misfits played their first show together since 1983.
  4. Here’s a good interview with Deryck Whibley on the return of Sum 41.
  5. SXSW has teamed up with the White House for a one-day festival.
  6. This is a look at Nick Cave’s new upcoming film, One More Time With Feeling.
  7. Rob Zombie’s next film deals with killer Nazi clowns. You heard me.
  8. This man taught himself how to talk backwards. No, I don’t know why.
  9. If you work in the radio biz like me, you should read this open letter to the industry.

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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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