Random music news for Saturday, June 29, 2019

Kawhi Lenoard turns 28 today. Send him a card. Don’t forget to urge him to stay with the Raptors. And now, music news for June 29, 2019.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. It’s not your imagination: Today’s pop songs ARE shorter than ones from the past.
  3. The Weeknd is officially the 23rd person to be awarded a Diamond album award.
  4. We now know who bought David Gilmour’s famous Black Strat.
  5. An interesting fact: The more dirt uncovered about Michael Jackson and R Kelly, the more people stream their music.
  6. This is low. And disgusting. And sad.
  7. This drummer had a stroke onstage but finished the song before collapsing.
  8. Steven Adler, the former drummer for Guns N’ Roses, was hospitalized after stabbing himself in the stomach. You read that correctly. Was this a suicide attempt? No. It was an accident.
  9. Here’s an explanation as to why you need to care about the Universal fire that destroyed hundreds of thousands of recordings.
  10. If you are a fan of Fugazi, you need to look at this site.
  11. Ozzy and Sharon are not happy about Donald Trump using the song “Crazy Train.”
  12. Movie score composer Hans Zimmer is composing the sound for BMW’s new electric vehicles.
  13. Emo stars of the 2000s: Where are they now? Here.
  14. The US saw more than half a trillion audio streams in the first half of the year.
  15. Weird Al has dropped all Michael Jackson songs from his set.

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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