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Published on June 11th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for June 11, 2018

It was on this day in 1982 that ET: The Extraterrestrial debuted in theatres. Now in music news for June 11, 2018…

  1. Led Zeppelin has reunited…to work on a 50th-anniversary book.
  2. RIP Danny Kirwan, an early guitarist with Fleetwood Mac.
  3. Bruce Springsteen received a special Tony Award for his one-man show on Broadways.
  4. Elvis’ 1963 Rolls-Royce is getting its own documentary.
  5. So what’s the future of music? Let’s check in with the head of the RIAA and this keynote speech.
  6. Joy Division and New Order Doc Martens? Yes, please.
  7. According to this source, there are more than 8,000 rappers registered on Spotify whose names begin with “Lil.” Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Lil Pimp. Lil Jon…
  8. Diddy says he’s no longer interested in owning an NFL team.
  9. Spotify’s market capitalization is now $30 billion USD. It’s worth more than all the major labels put together.
  10. Feminist author Germaine Greer doesn’t think much of Beyonce’s wardrobe stories. (Via Steve)
  11. Interesting analysis: The Ontario election ads we saw before YouTube videos.
  12. Imagine being paid to sing by the note. And each note you sing earns you £2,000. It’s happened.
  13. At 22, this guy is the youngest owner of a vinyl pressing plant anywhere in the world.
  14. St. Vincent covers Tool. Yes, St. Vincent.
  15. Eminem managed to piss off a lot of people at Bonnaroo by doing this.

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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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