Random music news for Thursday, June 27, 2019

One more sleep until the long weekend. And aren’t the kids out of school already? If not, it’ll be tomorrow. Let’s now turn our attention music news for June 27, 2019.

  1. Snow Patrol guitarist Johnny McQuaid (and husband of Courtney Cox) has a serious neck injury. The band is canceling shows while he goes for surgery.
  2. What did we do for mood music before streaming playlists? Stuff like this.
  3. David Lee Roth was asked for any advice he might give to up-and-coming musicians. “Breathable fabrics,” he said.
  4. Another bad week for R Kelly.
  5. Eminem just lost his father. Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. was 67.
  6. No.
  7. The mayor of London wants Liam Gallagher to help him with the problem of knife crime.
  8. If you’re a woman headed for Glastonbury, here’s what may be faced with.
  9. Direct-to-fan music sales may be up by as much as 28%.
  10. Spice Girl fall down go boom.
  11. A “streaming code of content?” Nice idea, but there are problems.
  12. The sex-and-drugs scandal plaguing K-Pop may be worse than we thought.
  13. The Bowie Theory: A study in rockonomics.
  14. Some “lost” Monty Python audio has been discovered.
  15. Here is another way artists are looking to make money in the streaming era. Kinda cool, actually…

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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