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Published on November 3rd, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, November 3, 2017

I’m already looking forward to the hour of extra sleep this weekend. But seriously: we should just get rid of daylight saving time. Here’s the music news for November 4.

  1. Please welcome back to the stage, 58 years after she died, Billie Holiday! (“Billy Holoday,” maybe?)
  2. Meanwhile, Elvis Presley’s clothes are going on tour.
  3. For some reason, Thom Yorke got to interview Benedict Cumberbatch. (Via Larry)
  4. Are we finally going to hear about the new singer for Stone Temple Pilots?
  5. Gord Downie is still moving people to do good deeds. See?
  6. And then there’s this tribute song to Gord.
  7. I did an interview with an insurance company. Stay with me on this.
  8. If you were into British music and style in the 90s, you’ll remember a magazine called The Face. Here’s that mag’s story.
  9. Interesting stat: 84% of all YouTube videos contain music.
  10. It begins: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” entered the US top 200 singles on October 30. Last time I checked, it was #64. Kill me now.



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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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