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Published on June 7th, 2017 | by Alan Cross


Random Music News for Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Which is the most depressing show on TV: The Leftovers or The Handmaid’s Tale? And now, the music news for June 7…

  1. Need to listen to something at work? Try this 11-hour playlist on the history of punk.
  2. And here’s the history of hip hop in just four minutes.
  3. Noel Gallagher is donating the royalties from “Don’t Look Back in Anger” to victims of the Manchester attack. Was he shamed into it?
  4. Yesterday would have been David Bowie and Iman’s 25th wedding anniversary.
  5. Toronto’s Ginger Ale and the Monowhales has a cool Facebook thing planned for tomorrow.
  6. The website for a proper book on the history of Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern is now up.
  7. Looking for a new podcast and keep getting lost? Try to see if it helps.
  8. The soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 is coming out on cassette. Naturally.
  9. Will we get a new Queens of the Stone Age single within the next two weeks? There’s a good chance we will.
  10. What does it take to put Beyonce on tour? A lot.
  11. Has the mystery of this 40-year-old radio signal been solved?
  12. Ed Sheeran set a new world record. Not a very important one, though.

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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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