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Published on November 16th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, November 16, 2017

It was on this day in 1990 that Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammy Award because they didn’t actually sing on their records. It was quite the scandal. And now, some music news for November 16.

  1. Taylor Swift dropped into a Target store to buy her own album.
  2. This Egyptian singer has banned for “mocking the River Nile.
  3. Coldplay’s Chris Martin is going to guest on Modern Family.
  4. Guns ‘N Roses + Dave Grohl = This.
  5. It looks like former Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley died of a heroin overdose.
  6. Turns out that Steely Dan’s co-founder, Walter Becker, died of an aggressive form of esophageal cancer.
  7. This “no pop” thing is really becoming A Thing.
  8. Another look at the opera singer that’s singing higher (as in pitch) than anyone in the last 137 years.
  9. The “Despacito Effect.” About 45% of the top videos on YouTube feature Latin artists.
  10. The First Church of AI. Uh-oh.
  11. Linkin Park is going to release a live album featuring Chester Bennington’s last live performances.
  12. If Justin Timberlake is going to play the Super Bowl halftime show, then Janet Jackson also deserves another chance.
  13. Want a piece of John Lennon real estate? Try this.
  14. Drake: Tough guy.



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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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