Random music news for Saturday, July 27, 2019

Why do so many Canadian radio stations insist on giving the temperature in Fahrenheit? Jeezus, we’ve only been metric since 1976. Ponder that while we go through music news for July 27, 2019.

  1. Twenty days from today, Woodstock 50 is supposed to happen. Incredibly, they have not given up.
  2. Universal Music is now generating over US$10 million a day from streaming.
  3. Quentin Tarantino’s new movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, has a pretty awesome soundtrack.
  4. If you’re a Johnny Cash fan, you must look at this new archive.
  5. This probably isn’t going to go over well with Johnny Lydon. Or will be he fine with it? Hard to tell.
  6. ANOTHER “Old Town Road” remix? Yep. The result is a hip-hop/country/K-pop mashup people are calling “Seoul Town Road.”
  7. You wanna know what France thinks of when they think of Canada? Celine Dion.
  8. Is Diddy dating his son’s ex?
  9. Fun with fonts!
  10. The lastest KISS merch project? Poster books.
  11. Remembering the glory days of Napster, 20 years ago.
  12. There is a new book on the origins and history of Spotify. This looks good.
  13. What kind of mobile phone user are you? Take this test.
  14. A good question: Why are boy bands bigger than girl bands?
  15. The last thing anyone wants is for someone to get hurt during the Meat Loaf musical. That’s why they’re doing this.
  16. Japan. You never know what might happen with your career over there.
  17. If you’re in a band and you use a Confederate flag as part of your stage decor, you might want to reconsider that.

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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