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Published on June 29th, 2015 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Monday, June 29, 2015

Today is the 8th birthday of the iPhone.

  1. Interested in a documentary on hip hop fashion? Click here.
  2. The Meat Puppets still live!
  3. There was a Taylor Swift ticket scandal.
  4. Do you have stage fright? Here’s how to overcome that.
  5. This is kinda cool: a collection of soundbites from rock legends.
  6. I’m not sure I want to live in a world where One Direction fan fiction is such a big deal.
  7. There’s more Nirvana coming this fall on vinyl and Blu-Ray.
  8. a new website to keep tabs on Canadian indie artists.
  9. You heard that Kanye claimed that he’s the “greatest living rock star,” right?
  10. How the Grateful Dead became immortal.
  11. Every wanted to stage a mega-gig? Read this story.
  12. Give the BBC some credit for trying to subtitle Kanye’s Glastonbury set, but they lost everyone when they wrote “motherducker.”
  13. Rapper DMX has been arrested for unpaid child support.
  14. People in the Hamptons are really starting to hate Madonna.
  15. Who the HELL would wife swap Shania Twain for another woman? Apparently, someone would.
  16. Maybe Joni Mitchell is getting better.
  17. Stephen Colbert’s bandleader used to be a NYC subway busker.
  18. Who wants to read about the kind of toilet paper Nicki Minaj demands when she tours?
  19. Eight rock stars with their own beer.
  20. Fiddy and the sex tape lawsuit.

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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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