Random Music News for Wednesday, July 13, 2016

It was on this day in 1985 that the original Live Aid was staged. And now, some current music news.

  1. Hey! Do NOT go rogue and mess with “O Canada,” okay?
  2. New British Prime Minister Theresa May has terrible taste in music, apparently.
  3. Should have seen this coming: a Pro-life group is selling All Lives Matter t-shirts at the Warped Tour.
  4. David Bowie: Gateway drug to so much.
  5. Canadian EDM group DVBBS encountered some unwelcome intrigue in Hungary.
  6. There’s a lot of fighting over some unreleased Michael Hutchence material. Bono is involved somehow. Details soon.
  7. The Apple App Store turned eight on Sunday. And I didn’t even buy a card…
  8. Time to take a break from Pokemon GO and get into a Kate Bush-theme “A Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever.”
  9. Selena Gomez now officially has the most-liked photo in Instagram history. This one.
  10. U2 is planning a South American tour next year, apparently.
  11. Is YouTube’s ContentID technology not cracked up as it’s supposed to be? That’s the charge.
  12. Now that “Happy Birthday” is officially in the public domain, what songs could be next?

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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