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Published on October 3rd, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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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.

  1. Kanye cut short a concert in mid-song after he heard that Kim was robbed at gunpoint in Paris.
  2. Here’s why Spotify should buy SoundCloud.
  3. This could be the smallest portable Hi-Res Audio player I’ve ever seen.
  4. An Islamist rapper calls for the death of a British politician–in song, of course.
  5. There are problems at the Physical Graffiti building in New York. (Via Tom)
  6. Tool had an anniversary over the weekend. Ænima turned 20 on Saturday.
  7. Live Nation and a couple of partners launch plans for a series of virtual reality concerts.
  8. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have another soundtrack composing assignment.
  9. Reading the Springsteen autobiography? Here are five great music books written by musicians.
  10. Moby agrees that he’s annoying.
  11. Looks like U2 is bringing out some of their old staging tricks for the next part of their tour. (Via Michael)
  12. Liam Gallagher: “Noel is a potato.”
  13. Sadness in sausage land: The man who wrote the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
  14. Shawn Mendes is the latest Canadian to conquer the American album charts.



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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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