Random Music News for Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Welcome to the day after election day in the US. Only three years and 364 days until the next one–if America doesn’t go completely to hell in the meantime. But it just goes to show that anyone–anyone–can grow up and become President of the United States. And now, the music news…

  1. Musicians and celebrities react to Donald Trump’s win.
  2. Singer Jonathan Mann has a musical message for FBI Director James Comey (NSFW).
  3. The BBC has this look at veteran rockers who can and cannot handle hip hop.
  4. One of Motley Crue’s opening bands is suing them for $30 million. Something about “Water guns full of urine.”
  5. The major labels backed Hillary Clinton. She received more than $700,000 in donations from them vs. less than $18,000 for Trump.
  6. A mariachi band was booted from Trump Tower.
  7. The musicians who hate Donald Trump the most.
  8. Led Zeppelin IV came out 45 years ago yesterday. To commemorate that, here’s “When the Eugene Levy Breaks.” (Via Tom)
  9. Australia is thinking about shutting down all its AM stations and converting them to FM.
  10. Still with radio: How it changed society back in the day.
  11. Architectual Digest takes a look at the new National Music Centre in Calgary.
  12. What are the odds of landing a pop hit?” Some interesting reading.

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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