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Published on October 4th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Can we please have a day that’s a little more normal? Here’s the music news for Wednesday, October 4.

  1. To the surprise of exactly no one, Tom Petty songs and albums have started to sell like crazy with at least one album–his 1994 greatest hits collection–looking to re-enter the US charts in the Top 10.
  2. And let’s not forget what kind of a music video pioneer Tom Petty was.
  3. Could the psycho Las Vegas shooter have thought about an attack on the Life is Beautiful festival, which featured Lorde, Gorillaz and Chance the Rapper?
  4. Toronto bars and music venues are now stocking naloxone because of the opioid crisis.
  5. How do you get people from looking at their phones whilst driving? Use Taylor Swift lyrics on road signs.
  6. The Breeders are back with new music. Have a look/listen. (Via Larry)
  7. Want to play the 2018 edition of Burlington, Ontario’s Sound of Music Festival? Apply here.
  8. Is Axl Rose transitioning into Benny Hill? (Via Tom)
  9. Steven Tyler did NOT have a heart attack. That wasn’t his recent medical issue.
  10. Here’s more on the death of Microsoft’s streaming music service.
  11. The organizer of the Fyre Festival plans to plead not guilty to fraud charges.
  12. Bruce Springsteen isn’t in a rush to write an anti-Trump song.
  13. Apple is selling the first-ever AR teddy bear. Seriously.
  14. Why the music business is more unfair than ever. (Via Ed)



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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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