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Published on October 28th, 2016 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Friday, October 28, 2016

It’s Halloween party weekend. No, I’m not going to any. I’m the WORST at Halloween. And now, the music news…

  1. This Stevie Wonder song has been remixed to turn its ire from Richard Nixon (its original intent) to Donald Trump.
  2. No, Justin Bieber isn’t being investigated for any US presidential voting violations. Damn. That would have been funny.
  3. Fun: Noel Gallagher pranked Liam for years to make him believe in ghosts. (Via Fouad)
  4. More fun: The original iPod was released 15 years ago this week. Here’s a re-review of that device.
  5. Meanwhile, Apple’s AirPods wireless earbuds have been delayed indefinitely.
  6. Um, and I don’t think Apple had this in mind when they introduced Siri.
  7. There was a big reunion of old MuchMusic VJs on Tuesday night. Oh, the memories…
  8. Is Mariah Carey single again?
  9. Please, Tom Hanks: Never grow up so you can always rap like this.
  10. Meanwhile, maybe Alex Trebek should stop rapping.
  11. Sia is the envy of all other pop stars. Here’s why.
  12. Here’s a cool new way for finding out about new podcasts.
  13. Not that anyone asked for them, but Yoko Ono’s albums are being reissued.
  14. A once-lost John Lennon letter found in an old album could fetch £60,000.
  15. The ways music programs are helping young immigrants to Canada.

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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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