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Published on June 17th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music for Wednesday, June 17, 2015

On this date in 1971, President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs. How’s that going, by the way?

  1. The Beastie Boys won $668,000 in their dispute with Monster Energy Drink.
  2. BBC DJ Chris Evans in the new Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear.
  3. Donald Trump isn’t the only celebrity running for president. Say hello to future chief executive, Killer Mike.
  4. Speaking of Trump, Neil Young is already pissed at him.
  5. And Jeb Bush slow-jammed the news with Jimmy Fallon.
  6. And what about Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova for president of Russia?
  7. Frank Sinatra’s “social bible” just sold for nearly $9,000.
  8. I wonder if Duran Duran enjoyed working with Lindsay Lohan?
  9. Bon Iver isn’t thrilled with Apple Music.
  10. Abbey Road: The Musical. (I.e. the Beatles sessions that resulted in that album.)
  11. Pharrell Williams just learned why you never perform with animals or kids.



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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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