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Published on November 5th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, November 5, 2018

Today is the 11th birthday of the Android operating system. And as for music news on November 5, 2018…

  1. The Freddie Mercury biopic did very well at the box office over opening weekend.
  2. The true cost of iPhone ownership over a lifetime is HOW MUCH?
  3. Axl Rose to Donald Trump: “STOP IT!”
  4. How realistic is the scenario in the old Rupert Holmes release “The Pina Colada” song? A data scientist takes a look.
  5. Did you see Bohemian Rhapsody over the weekend? Here’s how the filmmakers recreated Live Aid.
  6. What’s the future of stadium rock? That’s a good question.
  7. Tom Morello vs. Cheech and Chong. Any comments on comparing these two videos. (Via Andrew)
  8. The next time you need to rickroll someone, try this video instead. It’s still Astley flavoured, but it’s got something extra. (Via Tom)
  9. The lawyer for Chris Cornell’s ex-doctor–the guy being sued by Vicky Cornell–has responded to the lawsuit.
  10. If you have an autographed painting of a rock star, you might want to learn from this episode.
  11. This guy says his cheese tastes better because he plays music to it. (Via Tom)
  12. Was Drake profiled at a casino? He says so.
  13. Can you imagine anyone doing anything like this today? Geez, George Harrison and Eric Clapton…
  14. Rock star footstools and sofas? Yep.
  15. Interested in funding a Nash the Slash documentary? Details here. (Via Larry)
  16. Yes, there was an incident at Sony Music’s HQ in London.
  17. This is a really good read on the “15-year cultural excitement cycle.”



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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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