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Published on June 2nd, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, June 2, 2017

It was on this day in 1999 that Bhutan became the last country in the world to get television. And now, the music news for June 2.

  1. A hard truth: The music industry needs to do more on the matter of mental illness.
  2. The surviving members of Soundgarden all got together after Chris Cornell’s funeral. (Via Moe)
  3. Some survivors of the Manchester concert bombing have been invited to sing with Ariana Grande at the benefit show this weekend.
  4. That Manchester benefit sold out in six minutes. Scalpers took seconds to start selling tickets on eBay. Disgusting.
  5. Arcade Fire has moved over to Sony Music from Universal, including their back catalogue.
  6. Wanna buy a piece of the royalties for some Sesame Street songs? Okay
  7. I’m on the No Sleep Til Sudbury podcast talking about my favourite songs. Listen here.
  8. We’re getting closer and closer to Star Trek’s Universal Translator. Or, if you prefer, Hitchhiker’s babblefish.
  9. There’s definitely a podcast revolution going on. Here’s more on what’s happening.
  10. Uh-oh. Tay-Tay must face a jury trial in a long-running dispute with a radio guy.
  11. One of Jerry Garcia’s old guitars was just auctioned off for $1.9 million USD.
  12. I want to be one of Mariah Carey’s dogs. Here’s why.
  13. New Order’s new thing is “conceptual synth orchestral rock.”
  14. The latest Rolling Stone to hit 70 is Ronnie Wood. He had a party, of course.
  15. Meanwhile, Keef auctioned off some stuff to help autistic adults.
  16. And as the Stones go on the road again, there are more road stories.



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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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