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Published on November 12th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, November 12, 2016

You’re reading this because on this day in 1990, Tim Berners-Lee published something about an idea for a “world wide web.” And now, the music news.

  1. Green Day “fully supports” the anti-Trump protests.
  2. Here are some of the things discussed this past week at the annual conference of the Ontario Association of Broadcasters.
  3. Check out what the city of Hamilton is doing with their music city strategy.
  4. Is the price of vinyl about to come down?
  5. The city of Orlando is going to buy the site of the Pulse nightclub and turn it into a permanent memorial.
  6. Maynard James Keenan: “Tool isn’t being lazy when it comes to making a new album!”
  7. Sub Pop co-founder Bruce Pavitt is now the founder of a tech start-up.
  8. Drake’s Views hits 3 billion streams on Spotify.
  9. The US plans to replace “The Star-Spangled Banner” with “The Benny Hill Theme.” (Not really, but it’s fun to contemplate.) (Via Tom)
  10. If you’re in the UK and run into Ed Sheeran, be aware that making fun of him as a ginger is now a hate crime.
  11. Beyonce to Coldplay: “No, thanks.”
  12. Can a hedgehog unlock an iPhone? Yes.
  13. Still with animals, here’s a twerking bear.
  14. Are Canadians interested in welcoming American celebrities bailing on their country because of Trump? Maybe not.
  15. Oh, to be a rich kid in California with a competitive parent when it comes to bar mitzvahs



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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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