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Published on September 21st, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I woke up in Nashville. I seem to be here for the NAB/RAB Radio Show. I’d better get moving–but not before I get to the music news of the day.

  1. Hang on: Rush might not be done after all.
  2. What a bunch of asshole douchebags.
  3. Bowie’s art collection is going on display in LA. I’d LOVE to see this.
  4. Weezer’s Pinkerton album has been certified platinum just eight days before its 20th anniversary.
  5. Elton John is apparently thinking of retiring from recording.
  6. Interesting: How do you say “disc jockey” in Indonesian?
  7. Another streaming service: iHeartMedia is getting into the game.
  8. Courtney Love and Frances Bean are together at Fashion Week in London.
  9. Could it be? Apple Music has only 2% of the streaming music market in the US?
  10. Still mourning the loss of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7? Here’s a list of all the other things Apple has killed.
  11. What does the end of the headphone jack mean for high-end headphones?
  12. And what does the pro audio industry have to say about the death of the headphone jack? Here’s a selection of comments.
  13. Fight about this: The eight best guitar riffs of 2016 so far. (Beyonce is on the list. Seriously.)
  14. Is Drake a better rapper than Tupac and Biggie combined?
  15. Remember Terry Jacks (“Seasons in the Sun”) and his former partner Susan Jacks (The Poppy Family)? They’re both having some serious medical issues. Send them some good karma.
  16. Airbnb and SONOS now offers an opportunity to sleep overnight in a record store.



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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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