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Published on September 22nd, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, September 22, 2017

The autumnal equinox. Time to start Christmas shopping, I guess. How long before the first commercial radio station flips to all-Christmas music? Ponder that as you go through the music news for September 22.

  1. More reviews of the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch:  This could give you pause.
  2. And there are production issues with the iPhone X that could result in a delay.
  3. Bruce Springsteen has released a 1978 live recording to help raise money for hurricane relief.
  4. Because I’m always interested in music and biology, here’s a Brazilian frog that’s deaf to its own mating calls. Sounds like a couple of bros I know.
  5. This African Grey parrot seems to have fun ordering stuff on an Amazon Alexa.
  6. It’s starting to look like there’s a war brewing between Spotify and YouTube for streaming supremacy.
  7. Google’s Nest has come out with a new video doorbell.
  8. Attention GenXers: Does this story of going to a concert ring true to something you experienced?
  9. A Marilyn Manson-Justin Bieber collaboration? Really?
  10. Scientists have figured out how to use sound waves to analyze blood.
  11. Suge Knight thinks Tupac is alive.
  12. Here’s a perennial favourite: The worst album covers of all time.
  13. This is the strange history of the phrase “Liar, liar, pants on fire.”
  14. Here’s more on the subject of artists playing events for exposure. This is a pretty polarizing thing. (Via Danny)
  15. Marilyn Manson: “Columbine destroyed my whole career.”
  16. Where do NYC hip hoppers get their bling? Here.
  17. Reevaluating Marc Bolan as a fashion icon for the ages.
  18. Damn. I forgot to celebrate Earth Wind and Fire Day.



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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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