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Published on December 4th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, December 4, 2017

Finally made it Bangkok without our pilots crashing our planes into any poles. I’ll take that as a victory. And now, the music news for December 4.

  1. Have you been following the budget debate in the US? Apple, Amazon and other tech companies won big.
  2. Elon Musk says he’s going to send a Tesla Roadster to Mars blasting David Bowie out of the radio.
  3. In #MeToo news, the latest suspects are an orchestra conductor and the casting director of a production of Kinky Boots.
  4. Speaking of cars, wanna buy Paul McCartney’s 1964 Aston Martin?
  5. This is why it’s unwise to have holes in the middle of a stage.
  6. Gordon Lightfoot will be the last performer onstage at Massey Hall before it closes for a couple of years for renovations. (Note: Lightfoot has played the place 165 times.)
  7. What sort of effect is streaming having on classical music, especially orchestras? This is worth reading.
  8. If you’re a fan of Radiohead, you might enjoy this think piece on the band.
  9. Good luck in ever finding out Beyonce’s email address. Here’s why.
  10. Wanna live in Lady Gaga’s place? You can–if you have the cash.
  11. Not music-related, but if you’re a fan of The Simpsons, you might have to soon say goodbye to Apu.
  12. If you’re a fan of radio, you should read this.
  13. It’s interesting how U2 launched Songs of Experience using Amazon’s Alexa.



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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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