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Published on July 23rd, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, July 23, 2016

Off to Dubai tonight on a diplomatic mission. Pray that my nickel-sized kidney stone doesn’t cause any problems on the 13 hour flight. And now, the music news.

  1. What can we learn from the Tragically Hip ticket sale fiasco? This.
  2. The city of Burlington, Ontario, will show the final Tragically Hip show  at Spencer Smith Park on the shores of Lake Ontario on August 20.
  3. This would qualify as a Canadian supergroup wouldn’t it? I mean, it features members of Sloan, the Pursuit of Happiness, Odds and Bareknaked Ladies…
  4. Perry Farrell looks back on 25 years of Lollapalooza.
  5. Bono is still in the south of France after the scare of the truck attack in Nice. He’s been hanging out with Ellie Goulding, apparently. (Via Larry)
  6. Paul McCartney turned in another terrific performance in Hamilton Thursday night. Watch. (Via Michael)
  7. Donald Trumps father was Woody Guthrie’s racist landlord.”
  8. There’s a reissue of Oasis’ Be Here Now coming with 14 unreleased demos.
  9. Wait: There was almost a reunion of  The Jam last year?
  10. If you’re still wearing that wristband you got at the music festival, cut it off. Now.
  11. A Florida man has legally changed his name to “Kraftwerk.”
  12. The rich (read: Taylor Swift) are not like you and me–especially in the summer.



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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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