Random music news for Saturday, June 22, 2019

Sorry if the website has been a little persnickety this week, but we’re changing hosting services and there have been a few bugs. If you have issues, lemme know through alan@alancross.ca. Now some music news for June 22, 2019.

  1. RIP Kelly Jay Fordham of Canadian (specifically Hamilton) rock pioneers Crowbar.
  2. A millionaire Prince fan has purchased The Purple One’s place in Turks and Caicos.
  3. Music for your plant: Science says it’s not a real thing, but others swear by it.
  4. Why it wasn’t always fun to be the tour manager of Nine Inch Nails.
  5. Another strip-ripping site (Conver2MP3) has been shut down by the music industry.
  6. Facebook has come to its senses over the album artwork for Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy.
  7. About that supposed reunion of the classic lineup of Van Halen…
  8. About any hope for an Oasis reunion
  9. Spotify says they overpaid some songwriters and want that money back. That’s not going to go over well.
  10. A member of Five Finger Death Punch has launched his own line of CDB products.
  11. A few facts about how streaming is changing the nature of music.
  12. Justin Bieber was challenged to a fight–and not by Tom Cruise, either.

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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