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Published on November 28th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s buddy, turns 68 today. And now in music news for November 28…

  1. A kid from Wales has been convicted of planning an attack on a Justin Bieber concert.
  2. Taylor Swift’s Reputation album is close to sales of 100,000 units in Canada. Her “no streaming” policy is paying off–again.
  3. This is one of the very first reviews of U2’s new album, Songs of Experience. Four out of five stars.
  4. A positive economic sign: Toronto saw three new record stores open in time for Black Friday.
  5. More positivity: In the last couple of weeks, four new alternative radio stations have signed on in the US. That hasn’t happened since the grunge explosion of the early 90s.
  6. Officials are looking to name a new train station in Melbourne, Australia. Bowie fans want a piece of this.
  7. Morrissey’s Low in High School album sold 8,700 copies on vinyl in its first week in the US. That’s rather healthy.
  8. Canadian album sales last week vs. this time last year: Total album, -16.1%; digital albums, -22.5%; physical albums, -11.6%; CDs, -13.3%; vinyl, +21.6%; streams, +75.7%/
  9. However, Morrissey says he’s never going to do another print interview.
  10. Meanwhile, Mozzer would like to clarify some of his statements regarding sexual assault allegations.
  11. Here’s how Canada’s broadband access compares to the rest of the world when it comes to cost vs. speed.
  12. This cool little innovation could allow the tiny speakers in your smartphone to pump out 200x the bass.
  13. This is a list of 32 songs you should never listen to while having sex. (Via Stephen)
  14. Donald Trump would love to see this for the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
  15. Looking for a cool guitar-related and you have tons of money? Take a look at this auction.
  16. Let’s compare tracks from major labels and indies when it comes to Spotify playlists.



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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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