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Published on October 5th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, October 5, 2016

And how are we feeling today, Blue Jays fans? Let’s move away from baseball to talk about music news for a second…

  1. Allegation: Frances Bean Cobain is a hoarder who has made her house “virtually unlivable.”
  2. How the attitude of “good enough” is ruining music.
  3. The town in David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” video is holding a festival in his honour.
  4. They’re common now, but here’s the the story of the first-ever “360 deal” in the music industry.
  5. Howard Manshein, a guy I grew up listening to on the radio in Winnipeg, is still going strong.
  6. Nunavut now has its first record label.
  7. Christmas is coming. Here are some of the box sets being prepared.
  8. This candle will make your room smell like a new Mac. Seriously.
  9. Rush’s Time Stands Still concert movie is coming to theatres for one night only before it goes out to DVD and Blu-Ray.
  10. Macklemore is going to talk opioid abuse with Barack Obama. For real.
  11. Hey, 90s kids: THIS sounds like an interesting album reissue.
  12. There’s now a street named in honour of The Ramones in Queens, the borough where they were born.
  13. The White Stripes aren’t happy that Donald Trump is using “Seven Nation Army” in a campaign video.
  14. Streaming of Oasis songs is up 73% in the UK since the premiere of the new documentary, Supersonic.



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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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