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Published on December 10th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, December 10, 2016

Off to the NE Caribbean Command Post for a week. I will be prosecuting the music news campaign from there.

  1. First Toronto started talking about pushing last call back to 3am. Now Edmonton is thinking about doing the same thing.
  2. Here’s a list of the 30 best vinyl reissues of 2016.
  3. Marcus Mumford (as in Mumford & Sons) has an interesting friend in Palestine.
  4. Bob Odenkirk (writer for The Simpsons, Saul on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul) remembers Chicago’s infamous Disco Destruction night. (Via Andrew)
  5. If you’re going to be Christmas shopping this weekend, here’s a playlist inspired by the kind of idiots you’ll encounter in the parking lots. (Via Jay)
  6. How the Roland TR-808 drum machine changed music.
  7. Donald Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary used to play with James Brown in the James Gang. Seriously.
  8. Kanye has gone blonde.
  9. A documentary that traces the rise of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre is in the works.



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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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