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Random music news for Friday, June 3, 2022

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  1. The mysterious needle attacks at clubs and concerts in France continue–and there are no clues as to who’s responsible.
  2. The Weeknd is working on a crypto-powered tour.
  3. I would not have wanted to have John Lennon as a house guest. Just ask Ronnie Hawkins.
  4. Well, this is awkward for The Father of Radio…
  5. It’s time for music videos to change. Discuss.
  6. Ottawa’s arts scene has paused to think of the late Louise Glatt. (Via Christopher)
  7. Wolfgang Van Halen isn’t happy with a new TV show about his dad. Okay, so “isn’t happy” is an understatement.
  8. Are there too many podcasts? There are at least 3 million out there. Can the industry cope?
  9. But this is a podcast you should check out. I was on the DJ Sessions.
  10. In a new documentary on Dinosaur Jr, J Mascis says that Kurt Cobain asked him to join Nirvana–twice!
  11. Discogs has announced Independent Record Store Month.
  12. A few podcasters are making US$18,000 a month by offering nothing but white noise. I wish I’d thought of that.

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BONUS: We may soon be calling Turkey “Türkiye.

BONUS BONUS: This is 16-year-old Bjork in her punk band, Tappi Tikarrass

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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