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Published on September 2nd, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, September 2, 2016

On this day in 1970, NASA announced that after a few more flights, there would be no more trips to the moon. And we haven’t been back since 1972. In music news…

  1. Well, this could explain Kanye’s behaviour…
  2. Study: Android phone users are “more humble and honest than iPhone users.”
  3. Twin Peaks is coming back. And Eddie Vedder is such a fan that he’s contributed a new song to the series.
  4. What would have been Freddie Mercury’s 70th birthday is coming up Monday. A house where he lived just received a historical designation.
  5. Speaking of history, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is going to stage a massive Pink Floyd exhibition.
  6. And still with museums, Macleans magazine wonders if the National Music Centre can survive in Calgary.
  7. Whoa! System of a Down fans have reason to be excited about this.
  8. Did you know that the co-founder of Groupon left the company to try a music career?
  9. Here’s an interesting humanitarian effort: This guy teaches rock’n’roll to disadvantaged children in Cambodia.
  10. This is a cool looking rock’n’roll bar. Too bad it’s all the way in Australia.
  11. Interesting: Japan’s dance dance [sic] revolution.
  12. Turns out that Prince’s biggest fan is 93-years-old.



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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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