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Published on August 6th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, August 6, 2018

I’m supposed to be on vacation this week, so apologies if there are fewer posts than usual. Back to normal a week from today. However, I can’t leave you without some music news for August 6, 2018.

  1. Into podcasting? Could this be the next frontier?
  2. Could Courtney Love’s godfather be Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead? She’s called in someone to help find out.
  3. Lance Bass now owns the Brady Bunch house.
  4. Now Styx has been drawn into the Donald Trump/Russia probe. Sort of.
  5. Still looking for a summer vacation idea? How about K-pop lessons in Korea? (Via Tom)
  6. If epileptic children listen to Mozart, could that prevent seizures? Maybe.
  7. The Mars rover, Curiosity, is no longer singing “Happy Birthday” to itself. Here’s why.
  8. Interesting how Prince’s name has been scrubbed from everything at Paisley Park.
  9. This new biography of Jimmy Page sounds like it’s going to be full of dirt.
  10. Canada’s Stingray music service keeps growing by acquisition. It just bought Music Choice.
  11. This former 3 Doors Down guitarist faces more jail time. Drugs.
  12. Is this a look at the iPhone 9?
  13. Almost a year after the worst mass shooting in the US at the Route 91 music festival in Las Vegas, police have closed the investigation without finding a motive.
  14. Is the (in)famous Viper Room on Sunset Boulevard facing the wrecking ball? Maybe.
  15. Two more stream-ripping sites have been sued by record labels.



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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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