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Published on July 3rd, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, July 3, 2015

Oh, dear, America. You’ve only got 24 hours to brush up on what tomorrow means.

  1. Rush wants to make a movie from their Clockwork Angels concept album…
  2. …and Slipknot wants to make a concept record.
  3. At one point, Taylor Swift’s Big Machine label/management company was on the market. Not any more. In fact, it’s a buyer.
  4. So what’s Chris Martin doing in India? Another hook-up?
  5. How Queen conquered the US and then bit the dust. (Hint: Disco hurt them, but not in the way you might think.)
  6. Stephen Colbert took over a community access TV channel. His interview? Eminem.
  7. This is damning: secrets of some annoying celebrity humanitarians.
  8. In case you’re all choked up about those Grateful Dead shows this weekend, read this.
  9. Canadian Music Week 2016 will run from May 4 to 14 in Toronto. This is the 34th time at this rodeo. This year’s international spotlight will be on the UK and Ireland.
  10. There was some car accident drama outside Jimmy Page’s mansion this week.
  11. When the iPhone 6s comes out in September, it will be available in pink.
  12. This is the kind of thing Damon Albarn does when he’s not distracted by Blur.
  13. Britain is the music download capital of Europe.
  14. Here’s an interesting interview with Pete Townshend on music and religion.
  15. An album inspired by the brutality of ISIS? Yep.
  16. The Dalai Lama is getting a birthday album featuring people like Lorde and Kate Bush.
  17. Why are some song titles used over and over again?
  18. Anyone else notice that Home Sharing has disappeared in iOS 8.4?

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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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