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Published on June 26th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, June 26, 2017

I’m trying to ignore that the days are getting shorter. I know, I know: glass half-full, right? And now the music news for June 26.

  1. Monday timesuck: The secret history of Radiohead’s OK Computer.
  2. Have the Stone Roses split up again? Maybe.
  3. Diddy: Documentary filmmaker.
  4. Meanwhile, the Tupac biopic is pissing off (former) friends…
  5. …and there’s now a copyright infringement case against the movie.
  6. And then there’s Ice Cube. He’s betting big on 3-on-3 basketball.
  7. Designing the perfect accordion. Yes, accordion perfection is attainable!
  8. Former tennis great John McEnroe sure liked to roll with rock stars.
  9. Mike Jagger is 73. Here he is with his six-month-old son.
  10. The son of reggae great Peter Tosh was beaten into a coma while serving in jail.
  11. The female German rapper who was charged with turning fans into sex workers. Wait–what?
  12. And still with crime, Susan Boyle–remember her?–was attacked by 15 youths.
  13. Something to discuss at work today: Is it time for a critical re-evaluation of Def Leppard’s music?
  14. A fan of Imagine Dragons? Take a read of this interview and this one.
  15. Pussy Riot is NOT happy with Oliver Stone’s documentary on Vladimir Putin.
  16. Neil Young’s Decade collection is coming back after being out of print for years.
  17. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Radiohead’s OK Computer? Then read this and this.
  18. Casey Kasem’s widow has filed a wrongful death suit against his children.



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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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