Random Music News for Friday, June 23, 2017

It’s been a year exactly since the Brexit vote. How’s that going for everyone, hmm? And now, the music news for June 23.

  1. Taylor Swift returned to streaming services and made $400,000 in a week.
  2. Love The Simpsons? Here’s another sample of a tribute album called Worst. Tribute. Ever.
  3. A Princess Diana musical is headed to Broadway.
  4. Hey, Johnny Depp: It’s probably not a good idea to joke about assassinating a president.
  5. Another interesting read: England’s “heavy metal football” of the late 70s and early 80s.
  6. There’s a legal spat between Tunein Radio and Pandora.
  7. Rolling Stone has named their best metal albums.
  8. Post-rock (mostly) instrumental band Explosions in the Sky now have their own line of shoes.
  9. Sice of the 90s-era British band the Boo Radleys is now a psychologist.
  10. This app allows fans to request setlist songs when their favourite band goes on tour.
  11. More evidence that Banksy is actually Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack.
  12. Here’s a new way to create Spotify playlists with your friends.
  13. Interesting read: “Punks in the Age of Trump.”
  14. Want to try for a selfie with Liam Gallagher? Don’t.

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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