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Published on November 23rd, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, November 24, 2015

I’m spending the day in the Notting Hill area of London en route to a business meeting. Over displays of ecurity at Heathrow and Paddington Station was surprisingly…absent. Aat least what could be seen, you know?

One other observation: Notice how Canadians (Bieber, the Weeknd, Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette) dominated the American Music Awards last night?

Now, more music news.

  1. Speaking of the AMAs, Courtney Love had no problem with Justin Bieber wearing a Nirvana shirt.
  2. Imagine this: a survivor of the Paris attacks was also a survivor of 9/11.
  3. London is talking about this home renovation project, part of which involves a new basement in which the owner can store his vinyl collection.
  4. What do you do if your concert becomes the scene of a mass casualty? It’s something we need to ask.
  5. Vevo, the official music industry YouTube channel, has a nifty new app.
  6. Here’s another video of music being used to calm the streets of Paris.
  7. EPL clubs offered this show of support on Saturday.
  8. New Orleans music legend Alain Toussant had a proper New Orleans funeral.
  9. Singers aren’t the only people who suffer from vocal strain.
  10. Liam Gallagher thinks brother Noel is a total sellout for doing this.
  11. Here’s a really interesting music discovery problem: What do you do about new music that sounds like old music? Here’s what I mean.
  12. Researchers have figured out a way to grow brand new vocal cords.
  13. Google Play is giving way Michael Jackon’s Thriller for free.
  14. LAX is going to build a special lounge for celebrities. (Via Tom)
  15. Wait: Is Barack Obama on the new Coldplay album?



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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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