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Published on September 1st, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, September 1, 2018

Now that it’s September, I wonder how long it’ll be before some radio station flips to its annual all-Christmas format? Don’t laugh. I’ve heard of it being done as early as late September. And now, music news for September 1, 2018.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. Kevin Lyman, founder of the Warped Tour, has been hospitalized.
  3. Aretha Franklin is going to have a park in Detroit renamed after her.
  4. And in case you missed this embarrassing gaffe at Aretha’s funeral, let’s relive it.
  5. In case you still need details on Eminem’s new album, Kamikaze
  6. Still more Em news here.
  7. And did the Secret Service really interview him as a possible Trump threat?
  8. They call this woman “the rock star whisperer.”
  9. Rod Stewart’s classic Lamborghini could sell for big bucks.
  10. Rapper Brooke Candy has directed a video for PornHub.
  11. Not music related but related to porn: HBO has purged all adult entertainment from its schedule.
  12. How to enjoy music festivals as a sober person.
  13. Er, what?
  14. In case you missed it, the announcement for the new iPhone (allegedly to be called the XS and XS Plus) will be September 12.
  15. Arkells are ambitious. It’s good when a Canadian band thinks big.
  16. A hint when it comes to posting stuff on YouTube: don’t use ALL CAPS IN YOUR TITLE because that could affect views.
  17. Marshall, the guitar amplifier people, now have a smart speaker.
  18. I went to see New Order in Toronto the other night. Here’s a story on the band’s relationship with the city.
  19. The TAVES show–a big hifi show in Toronto–has been cancelled. Damn.
  20. They take their politician rock stars seriously in Uganda.
  21. No President Kanye until at least 2024.
  22. This new Led Zeppelin box set for The Song Remains the Same looks cool.



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About the Author

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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