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Random music news for Wednesday, June 19, 2024

If you grew up in the 80s, did you have any of these now-obsolete skills? Nothing obsolete about music news for June 19, 2024–at least not for a day or two.

  1. Overall, this summer isn’t looking good for big names on tour. (Via Peter)
  2. However, a country star has broken The Grateful Dead’s US concert attendance record.
  3. And that’s officially it for Fleetwood Mac. They’re done, says Stevie Nicks.
  4. Podcast listening is still going up. Remember when people said that podcasting was a fad?
  5. Who’s the most popular songwriter in the UK for the seventh year in a row? No, not her.
  6. Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon has been appointed Membert of the British Empire.
  7. Here’s more news for Taylor Swift covering book fans.
  8. This is genuine heavy metal diplomacy between Finland and Chile.
  9. Shut up, Ted Nugent. Please.
  10. The Black Keys have new management after firing their last bunch. Maybe these team will work better.
  11. Meanwhile, Scooter Braun, once Justin Bieber’s manager, has retired.
  12. These celebrity mansions have been on the market for a long time. Celine Dion’s place is one of them. No one wants to buy it.
  13. An interesting question: Is the remix dead?
  14. I had no idea that audio companies were still making portable CD players.
  15. Health warnings on social media platforms? It’s possible we’ll soon see them.

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BONUS: There’s a new candidate for Prime Minister in the UK. Say hello to Larry.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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