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Published on June 11th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tyrion turns 50 today. He used to front a punk band back in the day. As for other music news for June 11, 2019…

  1. Canadian music sales and streaming stats from last week vs. where things were at this time last year: Total album sales, -24.2%; CDs, -30.3%; digital albums, -18.9%; digital tracks, -28.0%; vinyl LPs, -4.4%; on-demand audio streams, +35.8% (1.459 billion streams in the country last week).
  2. Remember the Led Zeppelin/Spirit “Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism lawsuit? It’s time for part 3 of this drama. It just keeps getting more complicated.
  3. A Japanese band called TsuShiMaMiRe played a 20-hour-long show last weekend, streaming the whole thing on YouTube. (Via Adam)
  4. Remember Keane? They’re making a comeback.
  5. Coachella is already selling tickets for 2020.
  6. Hey, Rolling Stone! Where are those new music charts you promised us?
  7. Toronto is losing another music venue. The Cadillac Lounge is set to close.
  8. Remember when the FBI targeted Insane Clown Posse and the Juggalos for being a “terrorist gang?” Here’s the original FBI report.
  9. Still with law enforcement, the former drummer for Five Finger Death Punch is now a cop.
  10. Spotify analyzed Boris Johnson. The results aren’t good.
  11. The 2019 iHeart Radio MuchMusic Video Awards may not happen this year due to scheduling conflicts.
  12. Some Slash stuff is going up for auction.
  13. Twenty questions for Courtney Love.
  14. Imagine Dragons go all VR with Beat Saber.



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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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