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Published on August 20th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sorry world, but Canada will be closed starting at 8:30 tonight. Meanwhile, here’s where you can find all the NON-Tragically Hip music news of the day.

  1. Metallica will release their first album in eight years this November. Prepare for Hardwired…to Self-Destruct.
  2. So is Pandora going to turn from an Internet radio station (that’s really what it is) into a streaming music service? Maybe.
  3. Bob Egan is leaving Blue Rodeo after 17 years.
  4. More Pink Floyd vinyl reissues are in the chute.
  5. The lawyers that brought “Happy Birthday” in the public domain earned a really nice payday.
  6. US dumbass swimmer Ryan Lochte has hired the same firm Justin Bieber retained to rehabilitate his image.
  7. So what’s it like to choose the music for public spaces like airports? This.
  8. Looking back on the essential punk book, Please Kill Me.
  9. The Economist looks back on 25 years of Oasis. (Yes, THAT Economist.)
  10. Apple Music is really, really struggling in South Korea. Here’s why.
  11. This is going to annoy some people: Live Nation has a way certain people can jump the line at music festivals.
  12. Adele has not been well recently.



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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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