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Published on October 22nd, 2016 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Saturday, October 22, 2016

Should I bother cutting the grass today? Or are we done for the year? (I vote the latter.) And now, some music news.

  1. HMV will close its store in Toronto’s Eaton Centre at the end of the year. Thankfully, the flagship store up the street at 333 Yonge is being left alone.
  2. Astronomers have found “spiders” on Mars. Somewhere, David Bowie is grinning.
  3. Someone has found a way to link Donald Trump to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
  4. Adele’s current tour has earned $150 million USD–so far.
  5. Some Guns’N’Roses lyrics have come up as evidence in a murder trial.
  6. Interesting concept: Will virtual reality do to TV what streaming has done to CD sales?
  7. Leo DiCaprio as Sun Records’ Sam Phillips in a new biopic? Apparently.
  8. Listen to a new live recording from Kate Bush.
  9. The Mario theme arranged for trumpet and handgun, You heard me.
  10. This Taylor Swift “groping” lawsuit is strange. Why would she want part of the evidence sealed?
  11. Guitars once used by the Beach Boys are expensive.

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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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