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Published on September 16th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, September 16, 2017

On the ground after skirting through Super Typhoon Talim on the way back from Asia. No North Korean missiles, either. Next trip: London in two weeks. Remind me to stay out of the tube. And now, the music news for September 16.

  1. Dave Grohl’s pop-up pub, The Foo Fighters Arms, is now open for business in East London.
  2. Here’s a review of the Tragically Hip documentary, Long Time Running….
  3. …and another.
  4. The guy who invented the holograms for Tupac and Michael Jackson has been sued for sexual assault.
  5. Did pharma bro douchebag Martin Shkreli actually get punked by Wu-Tang Clan over that $2 million album?
  6. Spotify wants to serve all musical genres, but this band called Infant Annihilator was too much.
  7. The next big alt-rock 25th-anniversary re-release? Automatic for the People from REM.
  8. Ozzy talked about his sobriety to Rolling Stone. His ant-snorting days are behind him, apparently.
  9. Faith No More has broken up. Again.
  10. Like it or not, teenage girls set the tone for the advancement of culture.
  11. Are you a record nerd? Then you’re probably well-acquainted with these highly in-demand labels from the last century.
  12. The Bluetooth malware hack.
  13. U2 + EDM = This (Via Larry)
  14. Streamer/Internet radio station Slacker Radio has been bought for $50 million US.
  15. Billboard has a Facebook Live streaming video chart?
  16. Here’s a look at why hip hop is dominating streaming today.
  17. The return of THOR! (And relive why he’s the pride of Edmonton here.) (Via Danny)

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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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