Random Music News for Thursday, July 7, 2016

What happened near Roswell, New Mexico, on this date in 1947? We still don’t really know. But I can tell you what’s happening in music news…

  1. So is Apple going to lose the headphone jack on the iPhone or not? Here’s an analysis of what could happen.
  2. Oh, great: animated emojis for the iPhone.
  3. If you’re being rescued from the South Pole and things get dark and lonely, you might as well sing.
  4. And if you’re going to do a Wales-themed TV show, make sure the choir gets the Welsh national anthem right.
  5. Adele paid tribute to Prince in concert.
  6. Twisted Sister isn’t going to take it when it comes to Amnesia Rockfest in Quebec.
  7. Toddler Elvis. That is all.
  8. Do we have a release date for the new Metallica album? Maybe.
  9. Fiddy just settled his bankruptcy case.
  10. Last week, US record sales set an all-time low–again.
  11. Sum 41 vs. Nyan Cat. It’s on!
  12. This whole “not in this lifetime” thing from Guns ‘N Roses took another unexpected turn when original drummer Steve Adler FINALLY got his wish.
  13. This band banned Trump supporters from its shows.
  14. British indie bands are really worrying about what the Brexit means to their careers.
  15. Greg Kihn (remember “The Break-Up Song?”) required emergency surgery.

Alan Cross

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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