Random music news for Monday, July 1, 2019

Happy Canada Day? (Or is it Merry Canada Day? I can’t keep it straight.) Here’s music news for July 1, 2019.

  1. Anyone want Michael Jackson’s old oxygen rejuvenation chamber?
  2. Anyone want Eric Clapton’s place in Venice, California?
  3. Anyone going on a tour of English rock’n’roll landmarks?
  4. This is being called Fyre Festival 2019. It is not good. Nope. Not very good at all.
  5. Are you a Canadian musician struggling in the age of streaming? Then you need to read this.
  6. Here’s the legend of Prince’s drum machine.
  7. Some interesting and often wise words from Nick Cave.
  8. Ex-Guns N’Roses drummer Stephen Alder seems to be okay after stabbing himself.
  9. If there’s bad sound at a gig, you should get a refund. Discuss.
  10. Crazy: The story behind the score for 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  11. Grandpa’s going to Gaga!
  12. Ambient chill. Get used to it.
  13. How Spotify and Apple Music nudge you towards new music.

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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