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Random Music News for Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A postal strike? Meh. It’s not the threat it used to be. And now, music news.

  1. Twenty-five years ago, music was about to change forever. Here’s what I mean by that.
  2. Baton Rouge cops are under fire for fatally shooting a black man who was selling CDs outside a convenience store.
  3. Mumford & Sons say they are appalled by all the sexual violence at Sweden’s Bravalla Festival. Police say that there are now more than 40 cases under investigation.
  4. I love how this guy trolled a Facebook scammer with Adele lyrics. (Via Danny)
  5. Police in Texas have busted a huge ring of thieves whose speciality was boosting gear from touring bands.
  6. Conspiracy! Elvis Presley’s stepbrother says The King’s death “was no accident.”
  7. Pink Floyd has a new species of dragonfly named after them:  the Robust Sparklewing Umma gumma.
  8. Some ancient Brian Johnson recordings may soon be heard.
  9. Vinyl sales are still doing well in Canada, up 38.7% for this year.
  10. I didn’t see this coming: Fans who take pictures at concerts may have more fun.
  11. Apparently Nicki Minaj’s wine is better than that of Angelina Jolie’s.
  12. Facebook Japan has rolled out a streaming music service.
  13. Interesting: young American pay more for music more than older ones.
  14. Ginger Baker has had open heart surgery. (Joke from people who know him: “He has a heart?”)
  15. Podcasting: it’s more of a thing than ever. Good.

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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One thought on “Random Music News for Wednesday, July 6, 2016

  • Ummm… Alan, the robust sparklewing is actually a damselfly.


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