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Published on September 28th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Friday, September 28, 2018

Off to Winnipeg to see Paul McCartney tonight. I swear that when he does “Hey Jude” live, he casts healing properties over the crowd. It’s that good. Meanwhile, we have this for music news for September 28, 2018.

  1. On the topic of Macca, he has a new picture book called Hey Grandude.
  2. If the Foo Fighters can have a pop-up pub, then why can’t this band have a pop-up kebab shop?
  3. Speaking of the Foo Fighters, Dave says he’s “rarely sober” before the band hits the stage.
  4. Bradley Cooper says his inspiration for his character in the remake of A Star is Born was Eddie Vedder. But Eddie also told Cooper not to do the film.
  5. If you’re a musician, you might want to read this article on how to maintain an online persona.
  6. It’s a good thing that Apple bought Shazam because the company was losing millions.
  7. It’s predicted that streaming will have 20% yearly growth through 2026.
  8. On that same topic, how, exactly, does Shazam work in the first place? Here’s an explanation.
  9. Kids have already found ways to hack iOS12’s new screen time feature.
  10. A Taylor Swift-themed instant camera? Yep.
  11. Here’s an interesting musician #MeToo case. It’s definitely worth the read because it’s different from most.
  12. And here’s another #MeToo situation that might raise an eyebrow or two.
  13. Is it possible that SiriusXM will make a play for Live Nation? That’s the speculation.
  14. You know that celebrity social media account you follow? Are you sure that’s the real person?
  15. Here’s a great New York Times profile of Joan Jett.
  16. Er, are you sure you want to do that, Babs?

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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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