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Published on October 10th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The first incident of commercial airline sabotage happened on this day in 1933. And now, some music news for October 10.

  1. Canadian music sales and streaming numbers for the past week vs. a year ago: Total album sales, -16.7%; digital albums, -23.7%; physical albums, -11.5%; CDs, -12.9%; vinyl, +17%; streaming, +79.5%.
  2. Remember that Air France A380 that lost an engine over the North Atlantic last week? Frances Bean Cobain was on that flight.
  3. A great question: Where is the musical underground in 2017?
  4. Some copies of Beck’s upcoming Colours album will come autographed by MC Hammer. Wait–what?
  5. The Guns ‘N Roses Not in This Lifetime tour has grossed more than $300 million since it started in April 2016.
  6. Has STP found their new singer? They think so.
  7. Sign of the times: Pearl Jam’s Let’s Play Two (Live) album sold just 14,000 physical copies in the US in its debut week. Still, that was good for a Top 10 review.
  8. Windows Phone is dead. That’s official.
  9. John Oliver found a way to make a Trump joke using Slipknot. (Via Larry)
  10. Amy Winehouse’s family is in talks to turn her life into a musical.
  11. Liam Gallagher’s As You Were album is outselling the rest of the UK Top 20 combined.
  12. Florence Welch hosted this BBC documentary on David Bowie’s Heroes album.
  13. There were zero security issues at the Foo Fighters’ CalJam festival this past weekend.
  14. Billy Corgan keeps sounding like he’s leaning towards a reunion of the classic Smashing Pumpkins lineup. It’s gotta happen.



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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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