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Random Music News for Monday, July 3, 2017

This is a weird day for business. In Canada, it’s a long weekend. In the US, it’s a gap day between the weekend and Independence Day. How much work do you think is getting done in North America? Zero. But there is music news for July 1.

  1. Paul McCartney and Sony have worked out their publishing differences. Inset “We Can Work It Out” reference [here].
  2. Adele cancelled the last two remaining shows on her tour–two big ones at Wembley–because her vocal cords just can’t take it anymore.
  3. But her explanation isn’t sitting well with some fans who accuse her of having a “zero work ethic.”
  4. Meanwhile, Adele’s cancellation wrecks plans for a live DVD.
  5. Speaking Adele, Dave Grohl had this to say about her contributing to the next Foo Fighters album.
  6. Here’s how Mel B of the Spice Girls managed to blow a £38 million fortune.
  7. Want to buy one of Daft Punk’s drum machines? It’s for sale. (Via David)
  8. Public Enemy has made their new album available as a free download.
  9. Joe Jackson, the head of the Jacksons clan, was rushed to hospital after a car accident on Friday.
  10. Look at all the pop stars that were brought in for the Foo Fighters new album.
  11. Buying Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin almost got pharma bro Martin Shkreli killed.
  12. How a newspaper editorial saved Mick Jagger from going to jail.
  13. Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder says that the thing that got him off drugs was…cycling?
  14. This is Hong Kong’s answer to One Direction.
  15. And then there’s this story about the Chinese boy band that’s actually made up of girls.
  16. Here’s a good story on New Order and the continuing evolution of the music of Manchester.
  17. Want to see how modern pop songs are made today? Watch this video.
  18. A Swedish music festival has been cancelled this year amid charges of sexual assault and rape.
  19. Lady Gaga, substitute teacher.


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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