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Published on November 7th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, November 7, 2018

On this day in 1994, WXYC, a student radio station at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, became the first station to broadcast on the Internet. Fast forward to November 8, 2018, and here’s what we have for music news.

  1. In case you missed the report yesterday, rapper Mac Miller’s death can be attributed in part to fentanyl.
  2. This is good: The five stages of a rock reunion.
  3. Should doctors prescribe playlists and mixtapes for specific ailments? Maybe. (Wouldn’t a medical playlist creator be a cool gig?)
  4. Muse has some VR fun planned for their upcoming Simulation Theory tour.
  5. Has the EP killed the LP? Maybe.
  6. The father of the Internet is really concerned about privacy issues and has decided to do something about it.
  7. If you’re a guitarist, you should really watch this. (Via Walter)
  8. An Aretha Franklin concert film will finally be released. She kept it hidden for 46 years, but now that’s she’s dead, she doesn’t have a say anymore.
  9. Yes, the iPod changed everything when it came to digital music, but before that was the failed Rio PMP300.
  10. The International Space Station has gone 8K.
  11. The final band on Dave Grohl’s bucket list? He wants to play drums for AC/DC.
  12. Bono is concerned that the world has turned away from the fight against AIDS.
  13. Following up on yesterday story: Oh, Diddy
  14. Study: iPhone users are happier and wealthier than Android owners. Really?
  15. What was a Michael Jackson impersonator doing at jury selection for the trial of drug lord El Chapo?
  16. Drake vs. the BC casino, part 2.
  17. Here come the rare Prince music videos.
  18. If you’re hoping to get into the voiceover game, take a lesson from this guy.
  19. Some artists from the 90s want to be on streaming services, but they have an interesting problem.
  20. Hello, Rogers Place in Edmonton: It’s 2018!



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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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