Random Music News for Wednesday, June 8, 2016

That squirrel who lives in the neighbour’s shed in tormenting one of the bull terriers. At least it’s keeping her busy. And now, music news.

  1. Let’s hope that this new Tool tour will feature roadtesting of new songs. Or is that insanity?
  2. Prince adopted me and left me $7 million!”
  3. Prince hated streaming music services. Funny how his music is now being streamed.
  4. Good thing that a Minnesota judge has tightened up the timeline for testing claims of heirship to Prince’s money.
  5. Prince Harry might have a thing for Springsteen’s daughter.
  6. Spotify has hired Lady Gaga’s ex-manager Troy Carter to act as an “artist liaison.”
  7. ABBA fans freaked over this one-song reunion.
  8. Music sales in Canada suck. Drake’s Views is the #1 album in the country this week with sales of just 6,100 units.
  9. Who is listening to radio in Canada and how are they listening? I’m glad you asked.
  10. Ozzy has something to say about the tabloid reports about him and Sharon.
  11. Ever read Alanis Morissette’s advice column in The Guardian? Last chance.
  12. Got a kid addicted to their phone/tablet? Look at this.
  13. Here’s everything you need to know about Kim Jong-Un’s favourite all-girl pop band.
  14. Has Ellie Goulding got something going with Prince Harry?
  15. Michael Buble’s vocal cord surgery went very well.
  16. The debate on music streaming is far from over. See?
  17. And now Lana Del Rey’s Twitter account has been hacked.

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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