Random music news for Monday, June 18, 2018

Happy 76th birthday, Paul McCartney! If you’ve never seen him live, do it. I swear that a Macca show has healing properties. And now for music news on June 18, 2018…

  1. Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries died January 15. We still haven’t heard anything about an official toxicology report, have we? Just pointing that out.
  2. Here’s an interesting idea when it comes to licensing album covers for other things.
  3. Another hurdle has been passed for releasing material from Prince’s vast archive.
  4. Will there be a new AC/DC album with Axl Rose this year? Maybe. (Via Tom)
  5. Toronto’s PUP is staring their own zine.
  6. RIP Cramps drummer Nick Knox.
  7. As if Venezuela doesn’t have enough problems; 17 people were killed in a nightclub stampede.
  8. Oprah? Apple. Apple? Oprah. Yeah, it’s happening.
  9. Dee Dee Ramone was an interesting guy. Here’s another story about him.
  10. The World Cup is having the same sorts of ticketing issues we see in the concert industry.
  11. Let’s get an update on the new Tool album, shall we? This all looks very encouraging.
  12. Here’s an interesting look at the early years of Metallica.
  13. Is Trent Reznor in danger of winning an Emmy? Could be.
  14. So what were Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn all up in each other’s faces over at this bar in London?
  15. An extinct language has been recovered using old wax cylinder recordings.
  16. Steve Albini–yes, the guy who recorded In Utero for Nirvana–just won big at the World Series of Poker.

Alan Cross

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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