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Published on September 29th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, September 28, 2017

Back in the UK for a couple of days for a Sparks concert (that was last night), a trip to the V&A for the Pink Floyd exhibit and two EPL games. Meanwhile, the music news keeps coming.

  1. And your Super Bowl halftime show performer seems to be Justin Timberlake. I guess all wardrobe malfunctions are forgiven, then…
  2. A woman claims that she was brought out of a coma by a beyond-the-grave David Bowie.
  3. Want to know if your partner is cheating? Listen to the quality of their speech.
  4. If you’re going to be stranded overnight at an airport, you might as well dance.
  5. Interesting: 3 myths about streaming and a couple of truths.
  6. More back to the future releases: The Doors’ Strange Days is being reissued in mono.
  7. Taylor Swift has some serious stalker issues.
  8. Amazon has expanded their smart speaker lineup. Word is we’ll get this stuff in Canada in November.
  9. And Amazon’s Alexa has a deal with BMW.
  10. Who says you can’t mash up KISS and Biggie? (Via Christopher)
  11. Apple Music says it now has at least 30 million subscribers.
  12. The chairman of the FCC wants Apple to stop stalling and turn on the FM chip in all iPhones. So why is Apple stalling, anyway?
  13. 50 Cent says he was offered $500,000 to join the Trump campaign.
  14. This country star tried to slam NFL “take a knee” protestors–and it didn’t go well.
  15. What I want to know is how Damian Marley reacted when he heard this happened. (Via Tom)
  16. I’m not sure if we really need a Broadway style cover of “Despacito,” but here it is, anyway.
  17. Cher: the musical.
  18. Steven Tyler: the seizure.



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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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