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Published on September 8th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, September 8, 2018

Still in Vancouver at the Skookum Festival. Having a good time. Wish you were here. And now, some music news for Saturday, September 8, 2018.

  1. Because it’s Caturday, here are 15 songs about cats. (Blame Tom)
  2. This is fascinating: The head of CBS allegedly tried to sabotage Janet Jackson’s career after the Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction.
  3. Here’s an unreleased outtake from Prince’s Purple Rain sessions entitled “17 Days.”
  4. Let’s go back to when David Bowie was just 16. Check out these sketches.
  5. For no particular reason, here’s a story about Liam Gallagher’s daughter.
  6. Mick Jagger is getting back into acting with The Burnt Orange Heresy.
  7. Kim Kardashian says there is no sex tape sample in Kanye’s music.
  8. Google turned 20 this week. Here’s a history of the search engine that ate the world.
  9. Cool: The story behind the creation of the iPhone keyboard.
  10. This is an interesting look at how pop stars are guiding their own narratives. But is that a good thing?
  11. Kindie rock? What’s that? (Hint: If you’re a parent, you should read this.)
  12. Influencer fraud? What’s that? This.
  13. Bass lessons with that guitar? Yes, please.
  14. If you’re a fan of Led Zeppelin, you might want to listen to this online special.
  15. Here are seven mixing terms you may need to know.
  16. Wait: Bach is the property of Sony? What? (Via Tom one more time)
  17. Here’s the latest missive from Tom DeLonge’s To the Stars Academy.



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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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