Random Music News for Monday, June 13, 2016

Funny. I was in Winnipeg for the weekend and wasn’t bitten by a single mosquito. And now, the music news.

  1. Adele says that if you question the quality of your voice, “you can suck my dick.” LOVE this woman. (Producer Tony Visconti, the guy who dared say something, now says he’s sorry.)
  2. Here’s your first look at the Spongebob musical. You heard me.
  3. Eric Clapton is struggling to play guitar because of nerve damage.
  4. Are Pussy Riot a front for some other organization? Conspiracy theorists want to know. (Via Villiam)
  5. Pantera had this to say about the shooting of Voice contestant, Christina Grimmie.
  6. There will be a big tribute to David Bowie at Glastonbury.
  7. These charts illustrate how much pop music has changed over the last 50 years.
  8. And since we’re talking about music history, check out this chart of music genealogy.
  9. There was yet another fan death this weekend, this one at Bonnaroo.
  10. Pearl Jam recorded a surprise show with Jack White. They recorded it, too.
  11. This is why I hate going to outdoor festivals.
  12. Lemmy is being remembered with a patio at his favourite bar named in his honour.
  13. It’ll soon be SIR Rod Stewart.
  14. Looks like a new Gorillaz album is coming next year.

Alan Cross

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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