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Published on August 31st, 2016 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It’s Prince Diana in the Paris Tunnel Day. Has it been 19 years already? And now, in music news…

  1. Apple has scheduled an event for September 7. Will the iPhone 7 have a headphone jack or not?
  2. U2 “Live at the Bolshoi Theatre.” Before you click, remember that this cannot be unseen. You’ve been warned.
  3. A fun article on music in advertising: “What Killed the Jingle?”
  4. Album sales are down 25.5% year-to-date in Canada. Vinyl remains up 34%.
  5. Stevie Wonder engaged in a free-throw contest. You read that right.
  6. Using your radio training to help you through brain surgery.
  7. Speaking of radio, did we just pick up some alien signals from a star called HD 164595?
  8. A brief history of sports people having issues with “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
  9. The husband of Heart singer Ann Wilson has been arrested for assault.
  10. Chris Brown: Still an idiot, apparently. Here’s a timeline of his legal issues.  And it’s getting weirder. (Via Tom)
  11. The head of Deezer North America quit to head up a vaping company. Seriously.
  12. Spotify can’t live on $10 a month.”
  13. This Israeli singer was forced off the stage because she was wearing a bikini–at a beach festival.
  14. Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been censored in some prisons because it’s “too violent.”
  15. Phil Rudd won’t return to AC/DC as long as Axl Rose is there.

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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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