Random Music News for Wednesday, October 26, 2016

It was on this day in 1881 that the infamous gunfight at the OK Corral took place. And in music news…

  1. Have you heard of Moon Man? He’s the alt-rock’s racist rap sensation.
  2. Speaking of the US election, Justin Timberlake could face jail for taking this voting selfie.
  3. Too weird for words: An LA art exhibit that shows worship–yes, worship–of Kanye West.
  4. Prince’s Paisley Park complex has been granted planning permission to become a permanent museum.
  5. And someone tried the vegetarian menu at Paisley Park.
  6. A school principal in Manhattan was brutally beaten after he told a student to take off his headphones.
  7. Some British parents are furious at Justin Bieber. Get in line.
  8. Goldfinger drummer Darren Pfeiffer has a new job as an NHL blogger.
  9. The new Technics SL-1200 turntable is finally on sale–but it’s expensive.
  10. An LA cop was called to a noise complaint of a band playing too loudly. Here’s what happened.
  11. Tool drummer Danny Carey has had to deal with a serious staph infection. You don’t mess with those.
  12. I love when people go back to where album cover photos were shot. (Via Dave)
  13. Chris Martin of Coldplay brought his kids up on stage with him in Malibu.
  14. Amy Schumer has this to say about the backlash to her “Formation” parody.
  15. My wife was at a seminar yesterday where Leonard Brody (he works with the company that owns the O2 in London) says that by 2025, 30% of concert revenues will come from dead artists (i.e. holograms.)
  16. A Beatles monument in a most unusual place.

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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