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Published on October 11th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, October 11, 2017

On this day in 1994, Korn released their debut album. Was that the beginning of the whole nü-metal thing? Probably. Here’s what’s making news on October 11 of this year.

  1. Dave Matthews’ winery in Napa Valley has been evacuated because of the wildfires.
  2. Because it’s always fun to read an interview with Liam Gallagher, check out this feature in Vanity Fair.
  3. Keith Richards is selling a New York apartment for $12 million. I’m guessing it smells like smoke and black tar heroin.
  4. Sure, Jackie Chan is a legendary action star, but all he really wants to do is sing.
  5. For some reason, the battle over the FM chip (that Apple doesn’t include in iPhones anymore) continues.
  6. Liam Gallagher was answering questions on Reddit. Yes, it was as weird as you might guess.
  7. This streaming music service wants to pay artists in Bitcoin.
  8. Apple was going to do an Elvis biopic, but Harvey Weinstein was involved, so…
  9. Remember Sony’s robot dog, Aibo? He’s coming back as a smart speaker. (A woofer? Har, har…sorry.)
  10. This drum synth app comes with artificial intelligence.
  11. Google’s translation earbuds are going to start a really cool tech war.
  12. iPhone designer Jonny Ive says that we’re abusing our phones.
  13. Why are pop stars obsessed with touching their own faces? (Now that you mention it…)
  14. The science of Kimye.
  15. This person went blind and suddenly started hearing colours.
  16. This sounds like a fascinating book: Disadvantaged Populations And Technology In Music.
  17. Margaret Thatcher needed someone to brief her on punk. I would have loved to have been there for that meeting.



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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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