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Published on November 17th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, November 17, 2016

If Jeff Buckley were still alive, be would have turned 50 today. And in music news…

  1. There are more rumours that Apple will drop the price of a streaming subscription to less than $8.
  2. Here’s a story on the Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds and his health problems.
  3. Digital listening in cars is on the rise, but radio still leads.
  4. Whatever happened to these big hits of the 90s and why aren’t they on the radio anymore?
  5. Bob Dylan says he won’t be at the Nobel Prize ceremony–he’s too busy–but he says “thanks.”
  6. Spotify’s “Playlist Potluck?” What’s that?
  7. Bruce Springsteen is gonna get a medal.
  8. U2 is in the studio for Achtung Baby’s 25th anniversary.
  9. And Bono will be on Kimmel next week with some kind of announcement.
  10. Deadmau5 will teach you how to be Deadmau5 for $90. Sign up here. Need more? Here’s a sample of what you’ll get.
  11. Expect Hi-Res Audio to be a big deal at CES in January. Everyone is getting into the act.
  12. Mick Jagger’s grandson is pretty good at moving like grandpa.
  13. These earbuds claim to offer “bionic hearing.”
  14. Musicians expending energy fighting Spotify are “f–king dumb.
  15. How many of these famous guitars can you identify?
  16. This is interesting: Architectual acoustics.
  17. What does outer space sound like? This.



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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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