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Published on June 27th, 2016 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Monday, June 27, 2016

I played softball for four hours on Saturday. My Apple Watch told me I exercised for two minutes. That tells you everything about my game. And in music news…

  1. A fun read: a history (and future) of music. (Via Tom)
  2. Into techno? Which one of these kids are you? (Collect them all!)
  3. Your favourite British musicians are as pissed as you are about the Brexit.
  4. Cassette Store Day will be back in October. One question: Why?
  5. The owner of the Indianapolis Colts bought one of Prince’s guitars for £100,000.
  6. Michael Jackson apparently really, really hated Prince.
  7. Meanwhile, detectives say they’re “pretty sure” that Michael Jackson molested his nephews.
  8. Do NOT fall for this anti-piracy scam.
  9. Aerosmith is going to call it quits next year after 46 years today.
  10. Kid Rock has lost his sponsorship with Chevrolet.
  11. Even The Wiggles have problems with scalpers.
  12. A Billy Joel cover band was joined on stage by…Billy Joel.
  13. Fiddy arrested in St. Kitts for using “indecent language.”
  14. If you’re into the alt-rock of the 80s, you might be interested in this movie project.
  15. So the Guns ‘N Roses tour started off very well in Detroit. Maybe this thing will work after all.

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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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