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Published on September 23rd, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, September 23, 2016

Flying home from Nashville to conclude two weeks’ worth of traveling. TSA, I will miss you. And now, some music news…

  1. If you look at the numbers the right way, the Tragically Hip’s last tour did better than Justin Bieber.
  2. Wait a second: you mean the buyer of Frank Zappa’s house was Lady Gaga?
  3. Japan: Smart enough to deny entry to Chris Brown.
  4. Science has solved the mystery of the singing fish.
  5. Here’s an ambitious musical: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music.
  6. Designers make their choices of the greatest album covers of all time.
  7. Remember Yello? They’re back.
  8. The best place in Europe to go out and dance is…Eastern Europe? Yep.
  9. I’m never going on a cruise again. Here’s why.
  10. Now that there’s an official Ferris Bueller’s Day Off soundtrack, shouldn’t there be a rethinking of the soundtrack for 16 Candles?
  11. Milk, Samsung’s streaming music service, is no more.
  12. How does Canada fit in the global music marketplace these days? Like this.
  13. Here’s a new service that automatically picks stories to tell you based on how your day is going.
  14. And on that note, have we reached “peak curation?”

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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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