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Random Music News for Tuesday, June 7, 2016

It was 25 years ago that Mount Pinatubo blew its stack in the Philippines. So much dust was thrown into the atmosphere that the following summer was one of the coolest in years in parts of North America. I remember seeing snow in the air on the first day of summer near my house north of Toronto. And now, the music news.

  1. That “unscheduled spinal surgery” for Slipknot’s Corey Taylor? It was actually a broken neck.
  2. Interesting: Glastonbury has announced a women-only zone for this year. Is it me or is it really, really sad that they need one?
  3. Japanese singer Win Moraski has been cast to appear in Steven Spielberg’s production of Ready Player One. (Great book, by the way.)
  4. Dan Ackroyd ended up in hospital with abdominal pain.
  5. Music sales in Canada are running 19% below where they were at this time last year. CDs are down 16% while digital albums are down 24.5%. Vinyl? Up 37.7%.
  6. Here’s a new study on how Millennials consume media.
  7. Here’s how to do a radio station website properly.
  8. This is a guitar for people who’d rather leave the amp at home.
  9. The Led Zeppelin-Spirit trial starts next week. It’s gonna be ugly.
  10. Norway’s biggest YouTube star is now a metal god for doing something very odd.
  11. Do you have “Facebook addiction?” There’s now a clinic for that. (Via Tom)
  12. And from the world of movie piracy… (Tom again)
  13. Viceland has a scripted drama coming to TV this fall entitled Nirvana The Band The Show, which tails along with some young musos trying to break into the Toronto music scene.
  14. Google’s computers are now being used to make “compelling art and music.” Should we be concerned about Project Magenta?
  15. Sum 41’s new album, 13 Voices, will be out October 7.

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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