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Published on October 18th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, October 18, 2018

Weed’s been legal in Canada for 24 hours. Society didn’t collapse. I think we’ll be okay. Here’s music news for October 18, 2018.

  1. Now that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have broken up, what’s going to happen to their pet pig, Piggy Smallz?
  2. Just like his friend Donald Trump, Kanye is making friends with brutal dictators.
  3. Interesting: One-half of all beginner guitarists in the US and UK are female.
  4. Moby’s new memoir is ready. It’s called Then It Fell Apart.
  5. Why do people keep defacing this David Bowie statue?
  6. This Spotify ad has been banned because it “causes distress to children.”
  7. Meanwhile, this playlist could save someone’s life. Really. It could.
  8. This consulting firm says that there will be 235 million streaming music subscriptions by the end of the year.
  9. Can’T even hum in tune? This new experiment can turn your tone-deafness into actual music.
  10. What music genres rule in the car? Let’s take a look.
  11. Snoop Dogg says his experience at rolling joints has made him into a sushi master.
  12. No. Just no.
  13. A Spanish drug boss appeared in a music video. Then he hanged himself.
  14. Are you fascinated by two songs that sound scarily the same? Is this plagiarism or an unfortunate sonic coincidence? Read this.
  15. Want to sleep in Madonna’s bed? Now you can!
  16. Quincy Jones says he was hooked on heroin at age 15.

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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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