Random music news for Tuesday, July 17, 2018

On this day in 1976, the Montreal Olympics opened. And in music news for July 17, 2019…

  1. Another source mentions a Led Zeppelin reunion for the band’s 50th anniversary.
  2. Yes, members of Pussy Riot got jail time for their field invasion during the final of the World Cup.
  3. Twenty people were hospitalized and another 200 treated for heat-related issues at the Warped Tour stop in Nashville.
  4. A new David Bowie documentary will look at the first five years of his career.
  5. You gotta love Sacha Baron Cohen for using blink-182 this way. The band must think it’s hysterical.
  6. Grimes has a restraining order against a fan dressed in a cape who comes equipped with three computer mice.
  7. AC/DC has been orchestrated. As in arranged for a symphony orchestra.
  8. Another new streaming music service? This one is run by musician Ben Kweller.
  9. Homegrown podcasting companies/networks are slowly rolling out in Canada. Here’s one of them.
  10. A fun question: “What is the most nostalgic song of all time?”
  11. Concerned about the future of journalism? Read this.
  12. Interesting how both D’Arcy Wretzky and Melissa Auf Der Maur have been erased from the history of the Smashing Pumpkins. Look. (Via Moe)
  13. There’s still one Blockbuster Video store in the US.
  14. It seems the right time for a memoir from a member of Toto, doesn’t it?
  15. William Shatner has been sucked into a disagreement between Spotify and Thomas Dolby.
  16. The National now have their own beer.

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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