Random Music News for Saturday, June 24, 2017

Seventy years ago today, the first widely reported sighting of UFOs was made by Kenneth Arnold around Mount Rainer, Washington. Now we have Independence Day movies. Here’s the music news for June 24.

  1. Yep, there’s misery at Glastonbury.
  2. But at least they had the Vegetable Orchestra.
  3. Glastonbury pays well, but not as well as other UK festivals.
  4. And Johnny Depp has apologized for his anti-Trump remarks at Glastonbury.
  5. So Depeche Mode’s current tour is doing well
  6. One in four Canadians stream AM/FM radio stations online. And the leader in the radio player market is iHeartRadio. More stats here.
  7. Could your phone and other wearables soon be powered by your own sweat? Maybe.
  8. If you’re interested in the deep history of rock music, you need to know about the history of the concept known as the “teenager.” Read this.
  9. Here’s a good interview with Canadian producer and musician, Daniel Lanois. (Via Michael)
  10. Behold the “synth bike.”
  11. Do you frequent record stores? Don’t be like these people.
  12. Bored? Try this with your iPhone this weekend.
  13. There’s a big Black Sabbath box set on the way.
  14. Pete Townshend knew four families who lived in the Grenfell Tower block. He’s doing what he can to help out.
  15. Don’t fit in with Baby Boomers, Gen Xers or Millennials? Maybe you’re a Xennial.
  16. And the busiest concert venue in the world is…
  17. Got stage fright? Read this.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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