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Published on July 1st, 2015 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day! And what did you do with your leap second last night? I used it to catch up on some sleep.

  1. Interesting question: Why do rappers so often use the Confederate flag?
  2. Lionel Richie is really happy he played Glastonbury this year.
  3. Katy Perry is having problems with some nuns.
  4. Avril Lavigne is still having problems with Lyme disease.
  5. CNN wasn’t the only bunch confused by a gay pride parade. So was Lady Gaga.
  6. Here’s a story about E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey and music. Please don’t read it.
  7. So what does KISS drummer Eric Carr in his spare time? Judge luxury watches. Tough gig.
  8. Cauliflowers sing. Yes, I’m speaking of the vegetable.
  9. Paul McCartney’s neighbour better fix that gutter–or he’s going to jail.
  10. Justin Bieber’s spiritual guides look a little shady. Might want to hold back on tithing for a sec, Justin.
  11. Would you pay $10,000 for some Kanye sneakers?
  12. Chrissie Hynde has written a memoir.
  13. Twenty-two things you learn hanging out with Rush.
  14. Would you like to live like Frank Sinatra? One of his former California homes is up for sale.
  15. Journey’s drummer has been charged with rape.

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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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One Response to Random Music News for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  1. Mason says:

    Eric Singer dude. Unless Eric Carr is judging sweet watches from the grave.

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