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Published on November 23rd, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, November 23, 2017

U.S. Thanksgiving. Turkey. Football. Shopping. Yeah, we get it. But there’s still music news on this November 23…

  1. Michael Buble has been tapped to host the Juno Awards next year. The event will be held in Vancouver, his hometown.
  2. John Wayne Gacy, ex of Marilyn Manson, still doesn’t like Kurt Cobain very much. (Via Moe)
  3. Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber’s manager, seems like a really decent dude. He also wrote this about the whole #MeToo situation.
  4. What’s the future of record labels? This article tries to answer that.’
  5. German police have located 100 stolen John Lennon items.
  6. Could Chance the Rapper’s song “Come Back, Barack” from last week’s SNL become an actual chart hit? Maybe.
  7. Wait: Spotify is recording our keystrokes?
  8. Want some new photos of Tupac? They’re for sale.
  9. Here’s an article on the relationship between tech and underground music.
  10. Ever hear of a band called The Raincoats? Maybe not, but here’s why they’re important to today’s music.
  11. If you have a tablet or smartphone in the car, don’t do this.
  12. Apple has really blown it by not having its HomePod smart speaker ready for this Christmas.
  13. Plans for taking a Roy Orbison hologram on your has run into legal issues.
  14. This is cool: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have launched the “Intercontinental Playlist Exchange Program” on Spotify.
  15. Now it’s Katy Perry vs. The Vatican.
  16. And now there’s a lawsuit within Steely Dan. This could get weird.
  17. These Newfoundlanders know how to deal with a flight delay. Let’s sing!
  18. This metal band thought they had come up with a cool backstage experience for fans. It’s kinda backfired.



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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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