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Published on September 13th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, September 13, 2018

That’s enough Asia for now. The next 24 hours will be spent flying home and posting stuff using in-flight WiFi–which, I must say, EVA Airways does very well. And now, here’s your music news for September 13, 2018.

  1. When the Beatles wrote “Come Together,” I hope they weren’t thinking of that one time… (Via Tom and about a dozen others. Why, Macca, why?
  2. Three Days Grace to Van Halen: “IN YOUR FACE!”
  3. Billy Corgan says the Smashing Pumpkins are going to release all the Machina albums in their originally-intended form.
  4. What’s this business about Google’s “digital well-being” apps?
  5. Bono vs. the far right in Sweden.
  6. The British premiere of the Queen biopic We Will Rock You is going to be HUUUUUUGGGE.
  7. Here’s a review of the Quincy Jones biography that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival
  8. A lost David Bowie recording just sold for big, big dollars.
  9. Cape Town, South Africa, is still having a water crisis. This is one of the emergency measures.
  10. Keith Richards had something of a real estate fail in New York City.
  11. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are apparently working on…something.
  12. Looking to get your song on Spotify’s user-generated playlists? Read this.
  13. This blind Filipino girl is some kinda singer.
  14. This was awkward for Apple Music and Spotify but awesome for the singer.
  15. Welcome back, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. (Via Ronald)
  16. If you have a Sonos system, you’ll want to investigate its new IFTTT capabilities.
  17. Will robots take over radio? God, I hope not, but
  18. Women are apparently the primary drivers of podcast growth.
  19. I thought I knew everything about the Apollo 11 moon landing. Now I find out that Neil Armstrong was a fan of the theremin.
  20. The city of Hamilton, Ontario, has a pretty cool new music initiative.



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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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