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Random Music News for Saturday, July 22, 2017

I read this article from the US and a certain smugness came over me. Is that wrong? And now, the music news for July 22.

  1. The iPhone 8 will cost how much?
  2. Justin Bieber has been banned from China for “bad behavior.”
  3. Forget about “fake artists” on Spotify. Did you know you can buy fake streams?
  4. Remember the movie Play Misty for Me where Clint Eastwood played a radio DJ? The house in which the movie was set is for sale.
  5. What are all these weird Guns ‘N Roses ads all about?
  6. This probably would have been a bad idea for some album cover art.
  7. That one time? At band camp? This happened.
  8. A French singer dropped dead on stage in the middle of a performance. Cardiac arrest.
  9. Hollywood is now trolling podcasts for movie ideas.
  10. Interested in all things Bob Marley? Then read this.
  11. The National Music Centre in Calgary could use a few more visitors. But it survived a rough year.
  12. Billy Bragg offers up a lesson the history of skiffle.
  13. I had no idea that Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer was once into punk.
  14. Here are more details about Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway debut.
  15. Stevie Wonder apparently got married again this week. No one wants to talk about it because there was a $1 million penalty clause in the invitation.
  16. Here are five projects about the future of podcasting.
  17. Are you a metal singer looking for a new mic? Look at this.

Alan Cross

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