Random music news for Thursday, July 11, 2019

How long do you think it’ll be before we see the first back to school flyers and commercials? I give it a week. Meanwhile, immerse yourself in music news for July 11, 2019.

  1. Just because you’re in a wheelchair doesn’t mean you can’t mosh. See? (Via Tom)
  2. Metallica has a children’s book? Yep.
  3. Yeezy’s sneaker empire is worth how much?
  4. New music from Green Day next week? That is the rumour.
  5. A teddy bear record label? Yes.
  6. “Have smartphones destroyed a generation?” Discuss.
  7. A brief history of art rock.
  8. Radio listening in the US has gone up. Good.
  9. Interesting: The relationship between people with autism and live gigs.
  10. Seal on the beach! (You’ll see what I did there.)
  11. If you use Apple Music, you might want to look at this unauthorized app.
  12. Nicki Minaj would like to talk to her fans after she canceled a gig in Saudi Arabia.
  13. Jay-Z is getting into the legal pot business. Logical, given his past as a drug dealer.
  14. They don’t make ’em like Lydia Lunch anymore. She’s got a new book, too.
  15. These are the biggest-selling vinyl records in the UK so far this year.

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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