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Random Music News for Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Yep. It’s November, perhaps the second-worst month of the year (after February). And today’s the day a bunch of radio stations flip to playing nothing but Christmas music. And now, some music news for November 1.

  1. Here’s a summary of some early reviews of the iPhone X.
  2. About Apple’s upcoming HomePod smart speaker: It won’t work with Spotify.
  3. An ultra-rare Apple Lisa-1 computer is going up for auction. It’s going to sell for a lot.
  4. So what’s with Fox News’ ongoing battle vs. Radiohead? Talk about knives out. (Sorry…)
  5. There’s a really, really funny British TV show called Gogglebox that we don’t seem to get in Canada. And now that Liam Gallagher has signed up to appear, I want it more than ever.
  6. Made it through the second season of Stranger Things yet? Here’s something that will help with all the pop culture references.
  7. Are young people still buying music? Apparently so.
  8. Brown Acid: The sound that time forgot.”
  9. Why are albums getting longer? Here’s a possible explanation.
  10. The UK is having major troubles with scalpers, too.
  11. Warner music is going to relaunch the Asylum label.
  12. in #MeToo news, a lot of people are speaking out against a certain photographer.
  13. Looking for some good rock documentaries? Here are 25 of the best.
  14. So many people are walking while using their smartphones that airbags have been installed on lamp posts.
  15. The good news? There’s a new biography of former AC/DC singer Bon Scott. The bad news? His friends hate it.
  16. Here’s a list of artists who have broken Beatles chart records. That still doesn’t make the Beatles any less important, though.
  17. How solid is the vinyl market this year? Sainsbury’s, a British grocery store chain, has just launched its own label. (Sorry. Paywall link.)

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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