Ongoing History of New Music

Published on May 24th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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The Ongoing History of New Music, Encore Presentation: Health Issues of Musicians

Let’s face it: we’re just bags of water with some chemicals mixed in. The squishy bits that make up the human body are prone to all sorts of issues. Rock stars are no different. This episode looks at some of the health issues some famous alt-rockers have had to deal with. We’re talking accidents, disease, and genetic issues. Oh, what fun we’ll have.

Songs heard on this show:

Foo Fighters, Monkey Wrench

Billy Talent, This Is How It Goes

U2, The Miracle of Joey Ramone

Bif Naked, Spaceman (Acoustic)

Edwyn Collins, A Girl Like You

The Vines, Get Free

Nirvana, Lithium

Eric Wilhite has created this playlist for us.

The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:

We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor,  Montreal, Halifax, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.

If you ever miss a show, you can always get the podcast edition available through Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your on-demand audio.




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About the Author

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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