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Published on November 25th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, November 25, 2017

I heard a great line from Mitch Hedberg the other day: “I do not feel compelled to listen to the Temptations.” And now, some music news for Saturday, November 25.

  1. Wait: Could John Lydon end up being Ireland’s entry into Eurovision 2018? That’s the rumour.
  2. The Noel vs. Liam feud deconstructed in the context of having an abusive father.
  3. Google is clamping down on ticket scammers. Good.
  4. We have a problem with a lack of sign language interpreters at concerts in this country.
  5. David Cassidy’s Fort Lauderdale house is up for rent. Any takers?
  6. Eminem is pissed that Donald Trump hasn’t taken his bait. Apparently, he’s too busy fighting with LeVar Ball.
  7. How come no one can say for sure how many records Taylor Swift’s Reputation sold in its first week?
  8. This app allows crowdsourcing of requests for DJs at shows and clubs.
  9. A talking dog. Cool!
  10. What’s the deal with this secret Neil Young concert?
  11. Johnny Cash’s boyhood home is going to be declared a historic site.
  12. A Singapore company could become the sole owner of Rolling Stone magazine.
  13. RIP American power pop star Tommy Keene. He died this week at the age of 59.
  14. Why do so many musicians get digital so wrong? Read this.
  15. Are an artist’s superfans more important than a formal marketing team? That’s a good question.
  16. Cool photography book: The forgotten women of the 80s indie boom.
  17. A “hallucination machine?”
  18. It’s been 50 years since the Beatles released “I Am the Walrus.” It still doesn’t make sense.

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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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