Random Music News for Thursday, June 15, 2017

Back in 1970 on this day, Charles Manson went on trial for the Tate murders. He’s still in jail, of course. And now, the music news for June 15.

  1. Adele showed up at the site of that horrible building fire in West London.
  2. Tool’s Maynard James Keenan has signed on to star in a horror podcast.
  3. Here’s a new way of promoting Internet radio stations. It’s called Longtail Radio.
  4. Eddie Vedder broke his performance curfew in Dublin but was happy to pay the $28,000 fine.
  5. A YouTube singing star has been arrested on child porn charges.
  6. An attempt will be made to create the world’s largest peace sign at this year’s Glastonbury.
  7. Kenny G now has his own brand of artisanal gin.
  8. It’s now SIR Lars Ulrich. In Denmark, anyway.
  9. This is an interesting blog post by Adrian Sutherland of First Nations rock band, Midnight Shine.
  10. Is this the end for The Pirate Bay? Could be, but we’ve said this before.
  11. Ariana Grande will soon become an honorary citizen of Manchester.
  12. An America’s Got Talent contestant died in a car crash before the episode could be aired.
  13. More “Song of the Summer” hype.
  14. Not music related but fun: Sweden is now home to the Museum of Failure.
  15. Again, not music related, but I do have to mention the guy with 278 penis piercings.
  16. What did you do, Zimmy?
  17. LCD Soundsystem isn’t happy about some vinyl reissues.

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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