Published on October 3rd, 2016 | by Alan Cross0
Random Music News for Monday, October 3, 2016
Thirty years ago today–12 noon, October 3, 1986–I walked into the headquarters of CFNY-FM for the first time, ready to assume my new duties as the all-night dude. Jeezus, was it that long ago? I never ever dreamed I’d be writing about music news on a thing called a “website” using the “Internet” back then. Then again, no one else did.
- Kanye cut short a concert in mid-song after he heard that Kim was robbed at gunpoint in Paris.
- Here’s why Spotify should buy SoundCloud.
- This could be the smallest portable Hi-Res Audio player I’ve ever seen.
- An Islamist rapper calls for the death of a British politician–in song, of course.
- There are problems at the Physical Graffiti building in New York. (Via Tom)
- Tool had an anniversary over the weekend. Ænima turned 20 on Saturday.
- Live Nation and a couple of partners launch plans for a series of virtual reality concerts.
- Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have another soundtrack composing assignment.
- Reading the Springsteen autobiography? Here are five great music books written by musicians.
- Moby agrees that he’s annoying.
- Looks like U2 is bringing out some of their old staging tricks for the next part of their tour. (Via Michael)
- Liam Gallagher: “Noel is a potato.”
- Sadness in sausage land: The man who wrote the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
- Shawn Mendes is the latest Canadian to conquer the American album charts.