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Published on June 4th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, June 4, 2018

It was on this day in 1989 that things all went very, very wrong for the protestors in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. As for music news on June 4, 2018…

  1. Because it’s Monday, you probably need Walter the Singing Bulldog
  2. …and then there’s this fourth grader’s rendition of “Imagine” that has also gone viral.
  3. Yoko Ono has gone back to Liverpool. She landed at John Lennon Airport.
  4. Once given up for dead, Live 365 is back. It’s even expanded into Canada.
  5. Roger Daltrey thinks rock achieved perfection in 1971. No comment from Homer Simpson.
  6. Are small music festivals bad for fans? Maybe.
  7. Gawd. More emojis?
  8. Dr. Luke’s Hollywood place is for sale for nearly $13 million US.
  9. This Syrian refugee taught himself to play the violin with the Internet. Then this happened.
  10. Mick Jagger is taking his one-year-old son on tour.
  11. Tom Jones–yes, the big-voiced Welsh singer–has a secret son who is homeless in New Jersey.
  12. Fear of musicals.
  13. Do you hear electronic beats in nature? A lot of people do.
  14. The composer of Star Trek music is working on something to celebrate the 60th anniversary of NASA.
  15. Johnny Marr on the possibilities of a Smiths reunion and what Morrissey is doing now. Listen here.
  16. Sales for Mariah Carey’s Las Vegas residency are dismal. Scalpers are getting killed.
  17. A fan collapsed and died at a Ghost show in Milwaukee, causing the whole thing to be cancelled.
  18. About testing for drugs at British music festivals…



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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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