Published on November 25th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
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.
- Wait: Could John Lydon end up being Ireland’s entry into Eurovision 2018? That’s the rumour.
- The Noel vs. Liam feud deconstructed in the context of having an abusive father.
- Google is clamping down on ticket scammers. Good.
- We have a problem with a lack of sign language interpreters at concerts in this country.
- David Cassidy’s Fort Lauderdale house is up for rent. Any takers?
- Eminem is pissed that Donald Trump hasn’t taken his bait. Apparently, he’s too busy fighting with LeVar Ball.
- How come no one can say for sure how many records Taylor Swift’s Reputation sold in its first week?
- This app allows crowdsourcing of requests for DJs at shows and clubs.
- A talking dog. Cool!
- What’s the deal with this secret Neil Young concert?
- Johnny Cash’s boyhood home is going to be declared a historic site.
- A Singapore company could become the sole owner of Rolling Stone magazine.
- RIP American power pop star Tommy Keene. He died this week at the age of 59.
- Why do so many musicians get digital so wrong? Read this.
- Are an artist’s superfans more important than a formal marketing team? That’s a good question.
- Cool photography book: The forgotten women of the 80s indie boom.
- A “hallucination machine?”
- It’s been 50 years since the Beatles released “I Am the Walrus.” It still doesn’t make sense.