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Published on June 15th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Friday, June 15, 2018

Worldwide productivity has already dropped to near zero as a result of the World Cup. Yet there’s still music news for June 15, 2018.

  1. RIP DJ Fontana, Elvis’ drummer. He’s dead at 87.
  2. Has the Beyonce-Jay-Z tour been reduced to giving away tickets for free? That’s the story.
  3. PJ Harvey is selling her Hollywood condo. Want to make an offer?
  4. Peach-scented vinyl? Yep.
  5. About that street in Detroit that was supposed to be named after Michael Jackson…
  6. Amazon is going to stream the replay of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony to 34 countries and in eight languages July 1.
  7. What are the chances of podcasts every truly going mainstream? Let’s discuss that.
  8. Because all need a travel ukulele, I present this to you.
  9. Massey Hall is about to close for some serious renovations. It’ll be worth it. Really.
  10. Is high-end audio on its way to becoming a lifestyle product?
  11. People keep buying tickets to see the Red Hot Chili Pipers, thinking that they’re off to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  12. Starting Monday, anyone can buy a seat from Massey Hall as renovations continue. Better than throwing them out, right?

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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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