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Published on June 9th, 2017 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Friday, June 9, 2017

Off to Asia again for a couple of weeks. Further reports will come from SW Thailand. And now, the music news for June 9.

  1. Interested in the logistics behind staging U2’s 30th Anniversary Joshua Tree Tour? Let’s talk to the guy who helps make it happen. (Via Larry)
  2. Anthrax coffee? Yep.
  3. Looking for the One Love Manchester concert on YouTube? It’s been removed on copyright grounds.
  4. Taylor Swift’s music returned to Spotify and other streaming services last night. Hmm.
  5. Meanwhile, here’s Spotify’s plan to win the streaming war.
  6. Phil Collins is in hospital after a fall in his hotel room. He’s being described as “frail” and the fall “dramatic.”
  7. Let’s take a walk around Sting’s Manhattan penthouse. It’s for sale.
  8. This feud resulted in a rapper getting knocked out on stage in mid-performance.
  9. Bill Murray, singer. He’s been covering Van Morrison.
  10. This new technology could make music venues sound better.
  11. Will this disco lamp inspire girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics? That’s the hope.
  12. Check out this schoolgirl thrash metal band from a conservative part of Indonesia.

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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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