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Random music news for Thursday, July 4, 2024

Ever get the feeling we’re watching the season finale of America? I do. Distract yourself from that with music news for July 4, 2024.

  1. Ann Wilson of Heart announced she has cancer. All dates have been postponed so she can get treatment.
  2. The latest online culture war pits humans vs. algorithms. Here’s what that means.
  3. The reviews are now coming in about this year’s Glastonbury. They’re not great.
  4. A plea from Tom Morello to metalheads: “Please change the world!”
  5. I missed this anniversary: Monday (July 1) was the 45th anniversary of the introduction of the Sony Walkman.
  6. Another big change at the Hipgnosis Song Fund. Founder Merck Mercuriadis is out as chairman.
  7. Just another fun week in the life of Kanye West. See?
  8. Dave Grohl in a suit and tie? Yes.
  9. You have to admire James Blunt’s self-depracating sense of humour.
  10. The Internet Archive has come to the rescue by saving all that MTV News data deleted by Paramount. (Via Olie)
  11. Of COURSE Kanye went to Russia.
  12. Lily Allen has a side hustle on OnlyFans. Wanna see her feet? It’ll cost you.
  13. Confused about cables, ports, connectors, and speeds for your devices? You’re not alone.
  14. Is this singer about to blow the lid off some of the awfulness in the music industry? Maybe.

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BONUS: Having a bad day? This will cheer you up.

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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