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Published on November 10th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, November 10, 2017

Today is Morrissey Day in Los Angeles. No, I’m not kidding. And here’s more music news for November 10.

  1. A guitarist in a hardcore band has just been elected to New York City Council. Way to go, dude.
  2. I never noticed this before, but it’s true: Why does Taylor Swift write so many one-note melodies?
  3. Billboard magazine has a survey on sexual harassment in the music industry. Female music executives are not happy.
  4. Yep, Garth Brooks was lip-syncing. He admits it.
  5. Need yet another gadget for your TV? Amazon’s Fire Stick (which is kinda like Chromecast) is now available in Canada.
  6. Google is working on some new voice experiments, some that include music.
  7. Does the iPhone X mean that we’re approaching the end of smartphones? Here’s that argument.
  8. Apple Watch vs. iPod: Which is selling more? Do you even have to ask?
  9. Here are some holiday music myths debunked!
  10. Who wins an attention battle between Melania Trump or a South Korean pop star? Do you even have to ask?
  11. So now the kids in Stranger Things want to be Motown stars?
  12. Drake is apparently making a real push into TV and film.
  13. The Netherlands apparently pays young people to get high on YouTube. It’s their “DrugsLab” project.
  14. Okay, so questions keep accumulating about Kanye’s new collection of trademark applications.
  15. Gift idea: Funko music stars Pop! Rocks dolls. Yes, there’s a Kurt Cobain.
  16. You can now live in the space where Bob Dylan once recorded.
  17. The Freddie Mercury biopic is running into more delays. There are whispers that the production has director problems because of some #MeToo-related issues.
  18. Liked it better when Twitter was just 140 characters? There’s a Chrome plug-in that keeps it that way.



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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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