Random Music News for Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Happy 9th birthday, iPhone! And now, the music news.

  1. Iggy Pop has some interesting advice for the advertising industry. Seriously, he does.
  2. I know! Let’s put a radio transmitter inside a rattlesnake! (Via Tom)
  3. Drone journalism?” (Tom again)
  4. The Canadian music industry isn’t too concerned about the Brexit–yet.
  5. Mike Huckabee got punched out by Survivor to the tune of $25,000 for using “Eye of the Tiger” at a rally.
  6. Keith Richards is going to tell his life story to the BBC.
  7. Lady Gaga has annoyed China by meeting with the Dalai Lama.
  8. Lots of people are now complaining of injuries caused by the awful Glastonbury mud.
  9. Coldplay’s lighted wristband stunt at Glastonbury didn’t get great reviews
  10. …but Prince Harry still seems to be a Coldplay fan.
  11. Fun: Here’s what happens in an Internet minute.
  12. This new documentary on John Mann Spirit of the West and his battle with early-onset dementia will be tough to walk. But it’s important that we do. (Back to Tom)

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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