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Published on November 8th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, November 8, 2018

It was on this day in 1972 that a new thing called “HBO” started broadcasting. As for music news for November 8, 2018…

  1. Madonna’s daughter seems to be dressing like mom.
  2. Sinead O’Connor says that now she’s converted from Catholicism to Islam, she “doesn’t want to be around disgusting white people.”
  3. Musicians vs. Donald Trump: A comprehensive history.
  4. The business of background music is apparently booming!
  5. The portable music player: How long does it have?
  6. What does music have to do with the future of transportation? Quite a lot, actually.
  7. If the CD is in a death spiral, then why can’t CD manufacturers keep up with demand?
  8. Nostalgic for British indie music of the 90s? Members of Elastica and Lush have formed a new band called Piroshka.
  9. China has banned 6,000 karaoke songs.
  10. This looks interesting: a TV series set in a techno club in Berlin.
  11. Kid strangles mom. Tells cops “I should have won a Grammy for that fake 911 call.” A Grammy?
  12. The newest kids to embrace punk are Latino teenagers in Los Angeles.
  13. Is that really Rami Malek singing in Bohemian Rhapsody? Well, yes and no.
  14. Here’s an interesting post on cycles in music.



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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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