Published on October 18th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Wednesday, October 18, 2017
This was a momentous day for music in 1954. Texas Instruments introduced the first-ever transistor radio: the Regency TR-1. And now, more music news for October 18.
- Why was Arcade Fire’s “Creature Comfort” censored for Canadian radio? And it’s not for just the usual bad language, either. This is weird.
- Ed Sheeran fall down go boom.
- There was a private family service for Tom Petty on Monday.
- In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, there is more pressure to call out csexual predators in the music industry.
- And now for much lighter reading: Liam Gallagher is interviewed here about his new album, forgetting the words to songs and Noel’s upcoming record.
- Cool: Qantas has named one of their Dreamliners after a song by Australian band Icehouse.
- This app may make searching for podcasts easier and more efficient.
- There’s a movement to have funk music banned in Brazil. Seriously.
- This company started up with four people in August. This week, Facebook bought it for about $100 million. Not a bad payday for nine weeks’ work.
- First we heard that A Perfect Circle is working on their first album in 14 years. Now comes word that the Butthole Surfers are making their first album in 17 years.
- Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson was the subject of a webchat. Here’s what happened.
- A new documentary entitled Beside Bowie look at guitarist Mick Ronson’s role in Bowie’s career.
- Want to learn the guitar but think it’s too hard and too time-consuming? Try this.
- Into electronic music? Are you aware of the pioneering work of Delia Derbyshire? No? Then fix that here.
- Even though we seem teetered on the brink of WW III, all some people want to know is the truth behind Taylor Swift’s missing scarf.
- Into hip-hop? Then you’ve GOT to get this anthology box set.
- The Warped Tour will return to Toronto in 2018.