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Published on July 29th, 2014 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for July 29, 2014

Still at my parents house.  Mom’s doing my laundry today.

  1. There’s a rumour that Wham! is going to reunite–if George Michael ever decides to leave his house again.
  2. Amy Winehouse has now been dead for three years.  Too soon? (Via Greggory)
  3. Why are white people wearing Indian headdresses to music festivals?  Stop it.
  4. Jack White will throw out the first pitch at tonight’s Detroit Tigers game.
  5. GM and Ford are being sued over some of the audio components they used in their vehicles since 2011.
  6. An entire record store in Devon, UK, can be yours for just £9,000.  Here’s the eBay listing.
  7. The Pirate Bay has launched a mobile version of its piracy site.
  8. Kanye West has settled his legal beef with the virtual currency called Coinye.
  9. Here’s a timeline of the 25 year history of Merge Records.
  10. Amy Lee of Evanescence gave birth to a baby boy.
  11. Blur has decided to release a live album.
  12. Will the US Justice Department declare illegal streaming (STREAMING, not file-sharing) a felony?
  13. A UK supermarket chain started playing nothing but unsigned artists over their PA systems. Staff mutinied.



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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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