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Random Music News for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

This is the 45th anniversary of the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game. And in music news for November 29…

  1. Is this the most offensive album of the year? You decide.
  2. Malcolm Young of AC/DC has been laid to rest.
  3. If you read UK music magazines, you may be interested to know that The NME and Uncut have once again been sold. The new owner is an American company.
  4. Bono HATES golf, but he’ll make an exception for this charity.
  5. Do you go to dance clubs? Then you’ll be interested in this first-of-its-kind “immersive sound system.
  6. People in the UK watch over a billion minutes of video per month online.
  7. Bruce Springsteen is going to extend his run on Broadway again.
  8. Here’s a good where-are-they-now factoid: Annie Lennox of the Eurhythmics is now chancellor at Glasgow Caledonian University.
  9. Now that there’s going to be a live-action version of The Lion King, Elton John is set to make a ton of money.
  10. Wanna buy Elvis Presley’s home in Palm Springs? It’s for sale
  11. …and so is Kurt Cobain’s boyhood home. It’s a steal, actually.
  12. Is Apple exploring the idea of making a folding iPhone? That’s the rumour.
  13. Psy’s “Gangnam Style” has now passed 3 billion views on YouTube.
  14. AI programs are now composing music for our babies. Listen here.
  15. Is a hike in the price of Spotify in the offing?
  16. There’s a big battle brewing over songs played on American radio. This could get interesting.
  17. This guy came up with the idea of an Airbnb of recording studios.
  18. So why is alternative radio apparently seeing a renaissance in the US? Here are some possible explanations.
  19. Metallica is getting all charitable with a new initiative in cooperation with Starbucks and Spotify.

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