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Published on October 30th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, October 30, 2017

All Hallow’s Eve Eve? Sure. Let’s go with that. And now some music news for October 30.

  1. Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders had a bad gig. Then again, she did ask fans to put down their stupid phones and watch the show…
  2. Not a country music fan? Then you might want to avoid certain Southwest Airlines flights.
  3. This list of the 57 most influential album covers is brought to you by…American Express? (Via Greggory)
  4. Jack White is going to deliver the keynote at a vinyl conference next week.
  5. The story of the biggest drum battle of the 20th century.
  6. Which is better: Google Home Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa? Let’s find out.
  7. Will Apple become a $1 trillion company? Events this week could determine that.
  8. An Apple engineer was apparently fired after his daughter posted a video of the new iPhone X. Oops.
  9. Tom Morello has some thoughts on the death of his friend and former bandmate, Chris Cornell.
  10. The Tea Party have re-recorded four songs from the earliest days of the band.
  11. This gig by Polaris Music Prize winner Lido Pimienta at the Halifax Pop Explosion has made a number of people uneasy. You’ll immediately understand why.
  12. This is fun: a couple of Sex Pistols break down Never Mind the Bollocks track by track.
  13. Switzerland is the latest country to begin a migration from FM to DAB radio.
  14. Here’s another article on trends in radio listening in the US.
  15. How much is being lost to online piracy of media? This much?
  16. Because you never know when you need an ultrasound test, there’s now an iPhone app for that.
  17. India is now the second-biggest smartphone market in the world.



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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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