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Published on October 12th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, October 12, 2017

On this day in 1979, the first book in Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was published. And in music news for October 11…

  1. Sobering read: “The Devaluation of Music [Is] Worse Than You Think.”
  2. So is this new documentary on Michael Hutchence of INXS any good? Let’s find out.
  3. Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway run is seeing some BIG grosses. A success, then…
  4. Sting just sold his Central Park West duplex for $50 million USD.
  5. Bono met with the president of Argentina in hopes of locating a political activist. He disappeared after a clash with police.
  6. And U2 delayed a show in Buenos Aires so that fans could watch a World Cup qualifier game. (Argentina beat Ecuador 3-1 on a Lionel Mesi hat trick to send the team to the World Cup.)
  7. So will YouTube plays be included in compiling Billboard chart rankings or not?
  8. New survey: 64% of all American own at least one Apple product. The average household has 2.6 products.
  9. Ten years after they surprised us with In Rainbows, that Radiohead album is still loved by fans. And there’s data to prove it.
  10. Do the Minnesota Vikings have a play named after Justin Bieber? If not, that was a weird name for an audible.
  11. This could be the most Canadian song ever: It tells the true story of a Nova Scotia guy who stole a beer truck while the driver was getting a coffee at Tim Hortons.
  12. How China’s Tencent become the biggest streaming company in the world.
  13. If airline travel wasn’t bad enough, this little musical twist can only make it worse.
  14. Here are some musical things that technology has made obsolete.
  15. The money-grubbing men of rock.”
  16. Anyone else notice how a bunch of 80s synths bands are back?



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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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