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Published on September 11th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, September 11, 2017

I can’t seem to get the theme song of Curb Your Enthusiasm out of my head. And now you can’t either. Sorry. Distract yourself with the music news of September 11, 2017.

  1. I absolutely love the Sonos system I have in my house. But truth be told, the company faces some challenges in the near term.
  2. The good news: The Atlanta Braves gave free game tickets to some people displaced by Hurricane Irma. The bad news: The game DJ decided that playing the Scorpions’ “Rock You Like a Hurricane” was a good idea.
  3. Even a Cat 5 hurricane can’t stop a Disney song
  4. …or a Depeche Mode concert.
  5. The metal band Decapitated has been accused of kidnapping a concert-goer in Washington state.
  6. Do you sleep with a snorer? Here’s a new headphone gadget.
  7. A good question: Why aren’t female MCs getting more attention in rap and hip hop?
  8. Interested in Prophets of Rage? Listen to Tom Morello and Chuck D on the Lovett or Leave It podcast. It’s really good. “Bad presidents make for great music.”
  9. Here’s how hardcore punk is helping to fuel the Antifa movement.
  10. This new book looks at the role of music when it comes to sexual assault on campus.
  11. This gives me nightmares: Ed Sheeran has a room in his home that’s full of teddy bears.
  12. Tokyo now has a Ferris wheel with karaoke machines in some of the cars. Why? Because Japan.
  13. Have you noticed that the free version of Spotify won’t stream through the Safari browser now?
  14. Country star Troy Gentry died in a helicopter crash. Now there’s audio of communications between the pilot and the ground before it went down.
  15. Madonna’s daughter was spotted at a PornHub party. Mom would approve. No, seriously. She would.
  16. Here’s an interesting gallery of before-they-were-famous pictures.
  17. Noel Gallagher was literally moved to tears during “Don’t Look Back in Anger” during the reopening of the Manchester Arena.



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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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