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Random Music News for Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It’s New-Horizons-at-Pluto-Day! What will we see? Will the Annunaki be awakened from their slumber? (Note to mission specialist Alan Stern: Can I have a crater on Charon named after me? Please? I’ll take the one on the lower left.)


Here’s an assortment of music news for your Tuesday.

  1. HMV is feeling much, much better, thank you. In fact, the company is expanding into the Middle East.
  2. Meanwhile, The NME has launched a Japanese website.
  3. This British rapper-turned-ISIS-thug is now on the run.
  4. Denis Leary’s new rock’n’roll series debuts this Thursday and already he’s thinking about season two. He wants Bowie. (Via Tom)
  5. Sharknado: The Musical. Seriously.
  6. Fiddy is bankrupt. Can you spare fifty cents for the guy?
  7. On that subject, here are 50 really good tweets about 50 Cent’s bankruptcy.
  8. Mike Tyson and the naked Madonna video.
  9. Why does rock’s old guard hate Kanye so much?
  10. Justin Bieber: Lip syncer.
  11. Has Lauren Hill been banned from the UK? She says yes.
  12. No charges in Ariana Grande’s “donutgate” scandal.
  13. Did you know that the musical score for Minions was composed by a former member of Simply Red?
  14. What’s the loudest major art museum in New York?
  15. No love for Janet Jackson and Mariah Carrey as older singers find it tough to get airplay.
  16. This will do your heart good: Burmese punks feeding the homeless of Myanmar. (Via Larry)

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