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Published on June 22nd, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Friday, June 22, 2018

Thirty-two years ago today, Diego Maradona scored his famous Hand of God goal at the 1986 World Cup. Moving to music news for June 22, 2018…

  1. So what sorts of plans does Facebook have for music? Let’s take a look.
  2. Canada isn’t the only country that argues about how much domestic music is played on the radio. Australia is going through it, too.
  3. Are you a Red Hot Chili Pepper fan? Wanna buy Flea’s house? It’s for sale.
  4. Now it’s Piers Morgan vs. Andrew Ridgely (ex of Wham).
  5. The 50th-anniversary edition of the Beatles white album is almost ready.
  6. Imagine singing the same song for 1,000 years. No, that’s not a typo.
  7. An elderly couple is getting death threats after wrongly being linked to the killing of rapper XXXTenacion.
  8. Meanwhile, death has been good for XXXTenacion’s streaming numbers. Very good. He’s breaking records.
  9. Warner Music has invested in a fitness project.
  10. Another artist has launched his own cryptocurrency. And he wants to build his own city in Senegal.
  11. The new Nine Inch Nails album, Bad Witch, is out today. Trent Reznor talks about here and calls out Taylor Swift here.
  12. Dave Grohl is very sorry about his Carpool Karaoke appearance.
  13. Instagram now has one billion monthly users. Add that to WhatsApp and Messenger and there’s no escaping the Facebook suite of apps.
  14. Quick timesuck: Check out this guy’s musical landmarks tour.
  15. This person prevents celebrities from blowing all their money.
  16. Google’s new podcast app is getting some very good reviews.
  17. If you’re into the world of David Lynch, you should probably read this.
  18. What about all this violence in rap lately? We should pay attention.
  19. On a more pleasant note, 50 Cent is a big tipper.
  20. Do you read from a phone or tablet before bed? Yeah, there’s a health problem with that. And here’s another that affects mostly women.

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About the Author

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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