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Published on September 23rd, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I can’t believe how much baseball matters to me now. I haven’t been this wrapped up in MLB since 1993.  But we’re here for music news, right?

  1. Adele for Glastonbury in 2016?
  2. Now that Ryan Adams has covered the Taylor Swift’s entire 1989 album, who else should do that?
  3. I DO NOT like this: the trend towards embedding advertising in songs.
  4. Take this quiz: match the rapper to his/her bling.
  5. A good idea: albums sold at gigs will now be counted for the official UK charts.
  6. If you’re a Seattle Seahawks fan, you might want to get in on this petition. Yes, it involves music.
  7. This is the most tear-jerking music video you may ever see. Just warning you…
  8. Does Apple Music have 15 million subscribers?
  9. This is interesting: how Drake is capitalizing on our diminishing attention span.
  10. Justin Timblerlake is now writing songs for TV shows.
  11. Are you a songwriter? Then you may be interested in SoundFreqs.
  12. Yeah, Bruno Mars is signed for Super Bowl 50–but there’s a petition to draft the Grateful Dead. Good luck with that.
  13. There’s a new book on AC/DC frontman Bon Scott.
  14. Sean Penn has filed a $10 million libel lawsuit against the creator of Fox’s Empire.
  15. There’s a new(ish) Beatles compilation coming for Christmas. Surprise!
  16. Happy birthday, Joan Jett.
  17. Madonna to dance: “Kiss my foot, you worm!”
  18. Who are the highest paid rappers in hip hop? Forbes finds out. (Yes, Drake is in here.)



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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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