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Published on November 13th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, November 13, 2017

Has it only been two years since the Bataclan? It seems like forever. Here’s the music news for Monday, November 13.

  1. The Tragically Hip documentary, Long Time Running, will come to DVD and Blu-ray this Friday.
  2. So how have the members of REM been doing since the band split up? Let’s ask them.
  3. Monday timesuck: The Esquire music quiz.
  4. Here’s a sad story about a cancer-stricken Lady Gaga fan.
  5. This essay comes to the defence of Coldplay.
  6. Police in the UK have scrapped the “racist” Form 696. Musicians are happy about this.
  7. It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Eminem. Let’s get caught up, shall we?
  8. Now this: A new book claims that Lindsey Buckingham abused Stevie Nicks.
  9. John Cale has plans to celebrate the first Velvet Underground record with a series of collaborations.
  10. Remembering Pink Floyd and the weird, trippy, infamous UFO Club.
  11. Has your iPhone X been hit with the Green Line of Death?
  12. Whisperpop.” It’s a thing, apparently.
  13. Remember the scene in Wayne’s World where Wayne lusted after an electric guitar? How much would Excalibur be worth today?
  14. The new biography of INXS’ Michael Hutchence apparently contains some explosive stuff.
  15. Wanna buy some Elvis stuff? These items are going up for auction.
  16. Here is a series of guitar sounds that were achieved in an interesting way.
  17. This Vietnamese singer–the Lady Gaga of Vietnam–is in trouble for flashing a “Piss on you Trump” when the Orange One was in the country.
  18. Here’s a critique of Bono’s “hypocrisy” regarding his One charity.



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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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