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Random Music News for Monday, August 7, 2017

This is one of those rare holidays that Canada gets but the US does not. Enjoy it. And now, the music news for August 7.

  1. Arcade Fire’s Everything Now debuted at #1 on the American album charts, which included 94,000 pure album sales. This is their third #1 in a row.
  2. This Rob Thomas gig was almost called on account of…bees?
  3. The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood recounts how he felt when he thought lung cancer was finally going to kill him.
  4. Legendary punk label Dischord has put all its music online for free streaming.
  5. Wanna know what’s having a bigger and bigger impact on streaming? Mood music.
  6. Can we please stop saying that Chris Cornell’s death was a homicide? A little fake news has gone too far.
  7. Writing music by committee: The average hit song today has more than four writers and six publishers.
  8. Because Liam Gallagher tweets can be so much fun, here are 42 of the best.
  9. Neil Young is planning an archival website that will cover his entire career. Cool.
  10. What would Game of Thrones characters have on their iPods?
  11. Like chocolate? Try this new somewhat NSFW video from Big Boi.
  12. Buying a turntable? Confused about direct drive vs. belt drive? Read this.
  13. Is Apple working on a cellular-capable watch?
  14. How a German town has cashed in on Elvis.
  15. Osheaga initiated new safety measures for women. Are they working? It’s unclear, apparently.
  16. Mozart is being used as a policing aid (effectively, too) in the UK.
  17. This woman went to 4,000 Bay City Rollers concerts–and then the group banned her!
  18. The Cult’s Billy Duffy wrote this about when he and a young Morrissey met up.

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