Random Music News for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I still haven’t downloaded the Pokemon GO app. I’m not sure how much longer I can hold out. Meanwhile, in music news…

  1. There was an anti-Trump protest at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Okay, so it was a protest of four people, but what they did was kinda rock’n’roll
  2. And Brian May of Queen isn’t happy with Trump using “We Are the Champions.” I would be, too.
  3. More KISS comic (komic?) books coming this fall.
  4. Watch Judas Priest’s Rob Halford covers classic Priest songs with BABYMETAL.
  5. Marshall, the amp people, have launched a record label. (Via Bobby)
  6. A fifth grader discovered the Dead Kennedys. It was a life-changing event.
  7. Michelle Obama and Carpool Karaoke. You heard me.
  8. When it comes to green lawns, there’s one law  for rich music folk and another law for the rest of us.
  9. What’s up with this “RIP Taylor Swift, 1989-2016” mural in Australia?
  10. Apple says they’ve fixed an annoying glitch that caused Apple Music to arbitrarily delete music from your hard drive.
  11. It’s Lady Gaga 1, Beyonce 0 when it comes to the A Star Is Born remake.

 

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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