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Published on September 4th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, September 4, 2015

*Sigh* The last long weekend of the summer. Why do I think that come Tuesday morning the world is going to go from 0-100 mph in about 2.3 seconds and stay revving in the red until Christmas?

Meanwhile, in music news…

  1. There was an interesting arrest in London UK this week. The music biz wants to talk to this guy.
  2. Was Bruce Dickinson’s cancer caused by sex?
  3. Spotify is one of the top 5 iOS apps by revenue.
  4. Black Sabbath is calling it quits. They mean it this time.
  5. Are you in Ethiopia and learning to speak English? There’s a good chance you’re using Pearl Jam’s “Even Flow.”
  6. Snoop Dogg has something to say about the Tom Brady situation.
  7. Here’s a big secret to having a hit single to having a hit single to having a hit single.
  8. Kanye West + Seinfeld = This.
  9. Wow. Podcasts really are a thing now.
  10. The music of Burning Man: still weird.
  11. Ancient music: it might be old, but it can be fascinating.
  12. How to save radio from the ravages of technology.
  13. This is fun: a musical history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
  14. The whole notion of the Beatles entering the public domain is getting weird and ugly. (Via Stephen)
  15. Keith Richards, comedian. (Via Tom)
  16. Why mobile music is so important to Africa.
  17. Lady Gaga’s designer is doing some weird stuff in London.
  18. Spotify thinks it has the Song of the Summer.
  19. Ants hate iPhones.
  20. This waitress was fired when she chose a music festival over her job. Don’t worry, though, because she’s getting lots of offers.
  21. Ed Sheeran is making £15,000 A DAY.

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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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