Random Music News for Monday, June 20, 2016

It’s the first day of summer–and we’re in the vicinity of a full moon. Some say this is a recipe for DOOM. Me? I’ll sit this one out. And now, some music news.

  1. Calvin Harris wins the race with his ex Taylor Swift to release a breakup song.
  2. Need vinyl pressed? This guy will take care of you–even if you just need one record.
  3. Is your iPhone’s memory full? Here are some tricks to help that.
  4. A fan of choir music? There’s a benefit in Toronto that should be of interest–and it’s for a good cause.
  5. Here’s a collection of the weirdest albums ever made. (Via Tom)
  6. Now that “Happy Birthday” is in the public domain, lawyers want the same thing for “This Land is Your Land.” (Tom again)
  7. Watch Henry Rollins rip Dr. Seuss a new one.
  8. Grimes had some kind of scare that had her leave the stage during a show in Brooklyn. It’s still kind of mysterious.
  9. This is pretty powerful: “The Unbearable Heartbreak of Club Music.”
  10. Fender has a new tool that lets guitarist build their own custom guitars online.
  11. Led Zeppelin was offered $14 million to play the Desert Trip event in California. Everyone else was offered about $7 million.
  12. More Prince music? Maybe sooner rather than later.

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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