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Published on July 9th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, July 9, 2017

It was on this day in 1986 that homosexuality was decriminalized in New Zealand. And now, music news.

  1. Snoop Dogg and The Game have initiated a dialogue with the LAPD. This is a good start.
  2. ISIS has released a new music video. The images come from real-life executions. (Don’t worry. You can’t see any of the disgusting stuff when you click.)
  3. A guy who hacked StubHub has been sentenced to at least four years in a New York jail.
  4. Violence at a Beyonce concert? WTF?
  5. Meanwhile, hubby Jay Z has released a new song about police brutality.
  6. The best concert seat in all of New York is this porta-potty. (NOT what you think!)
  7. Speaking of which, a music blogger was awarded an Alice in Chains toilet. He’s thrilled.
  8. Fun list: The 16 worst songs to ever reach #1. (Via Tom)
  9. Clever: Spotify now has an out-of-office message that provides emailers with a playlist.
  10. Free music lessons for everyone? I like the idea.
  11. Chris Cornell’s troublesome stalker has been arrested at a tour stop in Louisville.
  12. Toronto’s PUP made the New York Times!
  13. There’s a tribute to the late Johnny Ramone coming up.
  14. Good article on the power of the protest song.
  15. Times are tough for military bands these days. Could this be a problem? Too bad, because military bands can be useful.



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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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