Random Music News for Friday, July 14, 2017

Happy Bastille Day! And here’s what’s making music news on July 14.

  1. Hardcore Trump supporter Kid Rock says he’s going to run for the US Senate.
  2. Wait: There’s unreleased music by David Bowie and Queen? Seriously.
  3. Wait: Vanilla Ice just bought “Under Pressure” from Queen for “Ice Ice Baby?” (Via Moe)
  4. And there’s a new Bowie box set coming.
  5. What this Michael Jackson album that was up for auction for a million dollars for a few minutes the other day?
  6. Then there’s this letter in which Madonna bashes Whitney Houston. It’s up for auction, too.
  7. DMX has been arrested over a $7.1 million tax evasion charge.
  8. Are you a guitarist looking for some programmed beats? Try this.
  9. Britney Spears for Super Bowl 2018?
  10. Rappers are taking over the Emmys this year.
  11. Be careful when dirty dancing, okay? You don’t want to end up like this couple.
  12. RIP Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew.
  13. Will the iPhone 8 be delayed? There’s a rumour going around…
  14. Gerard Way, he of My Chemical Romance, is having one of his comic book creations turned into a Netflix series.
  15. Clean raving” is now a thing.
  16. In order to get more Millennials interested in F1 racing, a deal has been signed with Snapchat.

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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