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Published on July 16th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, July 16, 2016

Apollo 11 was launched towards the moon on this day in 1969. No, it wasn’t faked. And now, the music news.

  1. Interesting article: “Searching for the Tragically Hip’s Mythical Bobcaygeon.”
  2. A new trend for superstar artists: get rid of a manager who takes 20% and go with paid staff instead.
  3. Yes, that was Ozzy in the new Ghostbusters.
  4. Tool’s Maynard James Keenan is planning a book tour for his upcoming autobiography.
  5. If it came down to a choice between Donald Trump and Alice Cooper for president of the US, I know who I’d choose.
  6. Queens of the Stone Age will probably record a new album by the end of the year.
  7. Going to London, England, anytime soon? Why not take a punk rock walk?
  8. Festival d’été de Québec, which is on now on the Plains of Abraham and features everyone from the Chili Peppers to Rammstein to Bryan Ferry–sold out with 133,000 tickets. Wow.
  9. Is it time to stop singing national anthems before sporting events?
  10. This could be the most cringeworthy groom-to-bride music video ever made.
  11. “Holy crap! They’re playing ‘Ace of Spades!'” (Via Danny)
  12. The Ramones are getting another street named after them. (Via Tom)



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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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