Random Music News for Wednesday, September 28, 2016

It was on this day in 1972 that Paul Henderson scored that game- and series-winning goal against the USSR. And now in music news…

  1. Bono has invested in a new cancer-testing startup.
  2. It was 30 years ago yesterday that Metallica Cliff Burton died in that bus crash.
  3. Spotify is moving their HQ from Stockholm to New York.
  4. And Spotify now has a daily playlist of new songs.
  5. “Why Bruce Springsteen is still The Boss.”
  6. Katy Perry plans to get naked when she goes to vote in the US election. Wait–what?
  7. Still with the election, here are how some artists reacted to the first Trump-Clinton debate.
  8. On the first day of the Ozzfest/Knotfest event, 30 people were arrested.
  9. Adele’s 25 album hit the coveted Diamond sales certification (i.e. 10 million copies in America) in less than a year.
  10. Clubbing in the land of Boko Haram? Uh, no thanks, but you go ahead.
  11. You mispronounce David Bowie’s name one time...
  12. Drilling your own hole for an iPhone 7 headphone jack: the hoax is actually a hoax.
  13. Mary J. Blige sang to Hillary Clinton about police brutality in an interview.
  14. Examples where fame runs in the family.
  15. Radio vs. everyone: That’s the challenge the industry faces.

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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