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Published on June 11th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, June 11, 2016

In Winnipeg for the weekend. Good thing I packed bug spray. And now, the music news…

  1. Why the words “Chance the Rapper” are the scariest three words to the music industry right now.
  2. Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream really hurt his back in that fall. The band has had to cancel more dates.
  3. The “Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism trial starts Tuesday. Time to become acquainted with the plaintiffs.
  4. Fun: 25 brilliant albums with awful album artwork.
  5. Here’s another sample of the upcoming Red Hot Chili Peppers album, The Getaway.
  6. Confused by the nature and culture of British nightlife? Try this explanation.
  7. So what, exactly, is “software-defined radio?” This.
  8. Is YouTube building a new type of music industry? Maybe.
  9. Is Amazon about to launch a streaming music service? Maybe.
  10. Taylor Swift greeting cards? Yep.
  11. Drake’s Views album has already been streamed one billion times in the US.
  12. In Prince news…



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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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