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Published on September 7th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, September 7, 2017

Forty years ago today, a 300-metre TV transmission tower in Barrie, Ontario, was hit by a light plane in dense fog. Everyone on board the plane was killed. And now, some music news for September 7.

  1. That guest appearance by a big pop star on the new Foo Fighters album? Justin Timberlake.
  2. Speaking of Foos, here is a handy guide to all the band’s lineup changes over the years.
  3. And still with Foos news, Dave Grohl speaks of his late friend, Chris Cornell.
  4. Green Day raised $150,000 for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
  5. The Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am is part of a startup that claims to be the “first mobile record company.”
  6. Radio broadcasters need to stay front-and-centre in car dashboards. Here’s how they might do it.
  7. A neat idea: What if there was an IMDB for music?
  8. Holgar Czukay, bass player with the influential krautrock/psych band Can, has died at age 79.
  9. Filmmakers are really determined to get this Lynyrd Skynyrd movie made.
  10. Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has this advice on how to save American from Donald Trump.
  11. Who knew that peacock spiders were such fans of the Bee Gees? (Via Fred)
  12. Maybe Jack Black should lay off the Nirvana for a while… (Via Tom)
  13. The Villains album from Queens of the Stone Age sold 18,000 pieces of vinyl in the US in its first week. Not bad.
  14. A new Michael Jackson album? Sort of…
  15. Are you following the Dreamers situation in the US? Cher is offering them refuge from deportation.



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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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