Random Music News for Saturday, June 3, 2017

Do you get those annoying calls from people who want to clean your furnace ducts? I got nine yesterday. NINE. And now, the music news for June 3.

  1. Some group called “The Beatles” has the #1 album in the UK this week.
  2. Brad Pitt took Chris Cornell’s kids on a trip to Universal Studios.
  3. Here’s another example of how music can change one kid’s life.
  4. Country star Vince Gill has temporarily joined the Eagles.
  5. Brexit Radio? Not quite, but…
  6. The dates for Coachella 2018 have been set. And yes, Beyonce will headline a night.
  7. Universal Music Group is donating $500,000 to the victims of the Manchester bombing.
  8. Radiohead is getting pushback about playing a gig in Israel. Thom Yorke is not impressed.
  9. GWAR is pissed at Kathy Griffin for stealing their act.
  10. Could Them Crooked Vultures fly again? Maybe. Don’t count it out.
  11. Can the Pemberton Music Festival be saved? Maybe.

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.

One thought on “Random Music News for Saturday, June 3, 2017

  • June 4, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Whenever I get one of those calls offering to clean my ducts, I pretend that I heard them say “ducks”. I then say, “Wow, this is great. I have about two dozen of them in the back yard. They’ve been in the pond all day and they’re really dirty.” They hang up.


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