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Published on October 20th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, October 20, 2018

Snow tires. Gotta start about thinking of putting them on. We also need to think of music news for October 20, 2018.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. A blink-182 reunion with Tom DeLonge? I wouldn’t count on it.
  3. Avril Lavigne remembers Chad Kroeger every time she pees. Wait–what?
  4. Here’s a list of five female guitar heroes. There’s gotta be more to this list, right?
  5. The EU won’t let parents take the blame for a kid who engages in online piracy.
  6. SiriusXM has entered an interesting partnership with Amazon’s Echo devices.
  7. Meanwhile, Alexa has a new “whisper mode.”
  8. Attention DJs: SoundCloud will now let you stream tracks right to your decks.
  9. Remember the 10-year-old kick who rocked it with the Foo Fighters by covering “Enter Sandman” onstage? He would like your help with a sick friend. (Via Tom)
  10. Want to see how much money the Internet giants are making every second? Check this out. (Tom again)
  11. A new study says that nearly half of all Canadians have a subscription to some kind of TV streaming service.
  12. Meanwhile, there’s a new search engine for radio and podcasts.
  13. The Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock has bought a really nice place in California…
  14. …or you might want this Elvis house in Palm Springs…
  15. …and while Drake is still building a house on the Bridal Path in Toronto, he still needs a new place in California.
  16. Madonna’s grill. Why, Madge, why?
  17. Elton John says the best burger in the world can be found at this Toronto restaurant.
  18. What are the oldies of the future? These songs are candidates.
  19. “The enduring appeal of Nine Inch Nails” and…
  20. …the Trent Reznor interview.

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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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