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Published on June 29th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music New for Thursday, June 29, 2017

Off to Ottawa for a big Governor General’s gala tonight. I might get a chance to meet Michael J. Fox tonight. I’ll report back. And now, the music news for June 29.

  1. It had to happen: Donald Trump in the Hall of Presidents at Disney World.
  2. Here’s a fun music video by Australia’s The Creases. They accidentally get booked to play a gig in a BDSM club.
  3. Smartphones are making us dumb. Science says so.
  4. Well, if someone is going to crash your wedding, you want it to be like this. (Via Tom)
  5. Interesting: As of Saturday, India will require iTunes to charge GST on all apps and in-app purchases. The Canadian government doesn’t do that. Yet.
  6. Wonder why people still go and on about Kraftwerk? Read this.
  7. Fancy a cruise built around electronic music?
  8. Here’s a look at the listening habits of UK teens.
  9. MTV is restructuring. Again.
  10. This phone doesn’t need a battery.
  11. A song from Prince’s father is going to be released on the occasion of his 101st birthday.
  12. Queen is planning a VR concert. Is this the future of live music?
  13. The American Idol reboots looks like it’s going to cost a fortune.
  14. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is set to open an exhibit called “Power of Rock.”
  15. I hope you managed to catch Adele on this last tour because it looks like she’ll never tour again.



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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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