Random music news for Friday, July 5, 2019

On this day in 1946, the first bikini–yes the bathing suit–went on sale. As for music news on July 5, 2019…

  1. British singer Joss Stone got deported from Iran. Iran?
  2. Cut it out, Snoop. Kawhi is ours.
  3. Streams of Michael Jackson songs are up 41% since the Leaving Neverland doc.
  4. Meanwhile, fans have sued the two victims that appeared in Leaving Wonderland.
  5. All Time Low wine.
  6. The most-streamed album by a group of all time? Blurryface from Twenty One Pilots.
  7. Ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler says he’s okay after the stabbing thing. Still, he might want to be careful.
  8. Nuts about vinyl? Check out the Degritter.
  9. Autoplay Twitter videos that include strobe lighting effects? Not a good idea.
  10. Peter Gabriel deserves credit for being a digital pioneer. See?
  11. I think I might want to party with Ed Sheeran.
  12. A 301 inch TV? Yes, please.
  13. Rammstein: Scaring the sh*t out of Germany.
  14. Buyer beware Joy Division fans.
  15. Lil Nas X paninis? Yes. And Gordan Ramsey helped with them.
  16. Check out this very cool modular guitar.
  17. The only thing this portable device does is play Keanu Reeves GIFS.
  18. The biggest hit songwriter in the world today is…

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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