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Published on October 26th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Friday, October 26, 2018

Here’s another great German word that has no English equivalent: kummerspeck. It literally means “grief bacon” and describes how you compulsively overeat when you’re feeling angry or sad.  And now, music news for October 26, 2018.

  1. Spotify has lost $9 billion in market value over the last three months. This can’t be good.
  2. Spotify has also unveiled a playlist submission feature.
  3. Meanwhile, Apple might be building an AI-powered record label.
  4. Sinead O’Connor, who was once an ordained priest in a breakaway Catholic sect, has converted to Islam. Her new name is Shuhada Davitt
  5. This could be one of the most ghoulish examples of music memorabilia anywhere.
  6. A good question: Would you pay to see a classic rock hologram in concert?
  7. Need more privacy with Google? Look at this.
  8. Starting November 1, SiriusXM will have SEVEN channels devoted to nothing but holiday music. That will include a dedicated Mannheim Steamroller channel.
  9. Bored of the standard Pokemon Go? Try this.
  10. They don’t call Richard Ashcroft “Mad Richard” for nothing.
  11. A Bon Jovi cruise? Yep.
  12. Uh-oh. I hope this doesn’t mean we have to take Bieber back.
  13. This could be the oddest busking band of all time–even for New York City.
  14. Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols is also a realtor.
  15. Freddie and the Cats.
  16. Some bands are giving away free tickets to gigs in hopes of mobilizing young people to vote.



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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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