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Published on May 15th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, May 15, 2015

It’s here! The first long weekend of the summer! (Well, for Canadians, anyway.)

  1. Now that vacation season is almost here, what are the best musical attractions around the world? Vote now.
  2. More Courtney woes: an artist says she owes him money for the design of some concert items.
  3. A list of 100 objects that have been sent into space. Yes, there’s a music component to this.
  4. There’s a version of The Voice in China. Read all about it here.
  5. At Indonesian executions, they sing.
  6. Suge Knight doesn’t want that MRI.
  7. Now that Rush is back on tour, let’s revisit an interview they did with The NME back in 1978.
  8. That fire at the Bannatyne Apartments in Winnipeg (part of Guess Who lore) has been attributed to arson. (Via Tom)
  9. Grooveshark executives talk with Rolling Stone about the rise and fall of the company.
  10. Is Spotify going to limit its freemium offering to just three months?
  11. David Letterman’s final musical guest will be Eddie Vedder.
  12. The Toronto Raptors are getting Drake-inspired jerseys for next season.
  13. Sony has unveiled a light bulb that also doubles as a wireless speaker.
  14. Did you know that rap is responsible for the death of religion? That’s what it says here.
  15. Anyone want to hear the first track from Steven Tyler’s country album?

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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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