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Published on September 28th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, September 28, 2017

In the UK for the weekend with a visit to the Pink Floyd exhibit at the V&A museum tomorrow. And now, the music news for September 28.

  1. As you get ready for the start of Week 4 in the NFL, here’s a review of six occasions on which there were controversial national anthem protests.
  2. Are you hearing crackling on your new iPhone 8? It’s not you, it’s the earpiece. Apple knows all about it.
  3. What does a Nickelback superfan look like? This.
  4. Twitter is experimenting with expanding posts from 140 characters to 280. Insert Donald Trump comment [here].
  5. After buying a $50+ million house in LA, Jay-Z and Beyonce have dropped $26 million on a house in the Hamptons.
  6. Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson is going on a book tour.
  7. Madonna has a butt mask beauty aid
  8. …and maybe she’s got a career as a stand-up comedian. She dropped by a comedy club to test material.
  9. Pitbull is offering free use of his private jet to bring cancer patients from Puerto Rico to the mainland for treatment.
  10. So why is Drake staying quiet about probes into the killing of his friend? And he does have some interesting friends, doesn’t he?
  11. Rolling Stone’s new plan: Less editorial staff and pivot to video.
  12. The world’s first blockchain mobile phone? It’s in development.
  13. Radio has a problem playing all the hit music these days. Here’s why.
  14. What’s Steven Tyler’s medical issue?
  15. Want to download HBO and Netflix shows for offline watching? Okay.
  16. Bryan Adams is writing Pretty Woman: The Musical.



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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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