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Published on November 24th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, November 24, 2017

Is it “Happy Black Friday” or “Merry Black Friday?” I can never remember. And now, some music news for November 24.

  1. Shopping for earbuds/headphones this weekend? They, along with home assistant devices (read: smart speakers) and video game gear, are the hottest items this year. Here are some recommendations.
  2. How about a Black Friday deal on the world’s smallest wireless record player?
  3. No, Aretha Franklin isn’t dead. Fake news via a fake tweet.
  4. Would you talk holiday sex with Marilyn Manson? This guy did.
  5. Both Pink Floyd and Queen were judged pretty harshly before they got famous. See?
  6. This trash bin seems to really like The Smiths.
  7. You knew this was coming: There’s a lawsuit against Live Nation stemming from the Las Vegas concert shootings.
  8. Let’s take a look back at 2017 to see how much streaming has evolved. We should also look ahead to 2018 (Same link).)
  9. Some of Spotify’s (allegedly) fake artists are making six figures a year. (Allegedly.)
  10. The cock-up of sales for U2’s Songs of Experience tour has REALLY pissed off the band’s most hardcore fans.
  11. Goodbye to CBS Radio, 1928-2017.
  12. If you’re going into surgery anytime soon, you might want to know about your surgeon’s operating room playlists.
  13. What’s it like to be a musician having to work through hearing loss? Like this.
  14. Can Canada build its own podcast industry? It’ll be tough.
  15. In #MeToo news, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys has been accused of rape.
  16. PewDiePie headphones? Yep.



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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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