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Published on September 25th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, September 25, 2017

According to a Christian numerologist, the world was supposed to have ended this past Saturday. I hope you didn’t max out the credit card. And now, the music news for September 25.

  1. Are you a Canadian artist thinking of touring in the US? Best read this first.
  2. How glam rock/hair metal helped bring down the USSR. (Via Tom)
  3. Jay-Z to the NFL re: Super Bowl LII: “No, thanks.”
  4. Maybe he turned it down because he’s launching a private jet charter service.
  5. One of the Pet Shop Boys was mugged in Rio….
  6. …and the army was called in just as the Rock in Rio festival began.
  7. Madonna released a live album (surprise!) and it sold just 3,848 copies.
  8. Wanna buy some Spotify followers? Here’s how you can game the system.
  9. The Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx is another step closer to reality.
  10. The Britpop novel Kill Your Friends by John Niven is getting a sequel. Good.
  11. Here’s an old-school music box that you can use using headphones. I don’t know what the point is, still…
  12. Wanna buy an unreleased and unheard Beatles demo from 1963? Go here.
  13. Green Day has a bookmobile? Apparently so.
  14. What if your job required that you go to sex parties? Here’s what you do.



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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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