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Published on July 2nd, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, July 2, 2018

Yep, it’s a holiday across Canada, but since there are readers in other countries who come to this site, I can’t disappoint them. Therefore, here’s music news for July 2, 2018.

  1. So much for Ed Sheeran’s plan to build a chapel on his property. The request has been rejected.
  2. Ed is upset about yet another plagiarism suit, but this time he’s suing back.
  3. Kanye and Kim are discussing over which of them should run for president. This is today’s America.
  4. This was a surprise U2 performance. (Via Larry)
  5. A drugstore is playing Barry Manilow outside to keep people from loitering.
  6. Drizzy’s Scorpion album blew away all kinds of streaming records over the weekend. At one point, it was streaming over 10 million times per hour.
  7. At least Ed is saving trees in Germany.  (Via Steve)
  8. Joe Strummer fans are going to love this new collection of demos and rarities.
  9. This new drug shows promise for restoring hearing to ears damaged by loud music.
  10. Some people are laying bets that the new Supreme Court justice will be Kanye West. No, really.
  11. What not to do when pitching your music to the press.
  12. Images in Vogue is enjoying this new interest in 80s music.
  13. Okay, this is a strange entertainment industry death
  14. Toronto’s Cosmo Music had its 50th anniversary and shot this video.
  15. Well, this summer concert didn’t go so well, did it? (Via Tom)
  16. Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul was buried in a KISS casket.
  17. Good news: These Shure earbuds are $1,000 off! Bad news: They still cost $1,000.
  18. Two people ripped off by the Fyre Festival last year have won $5 million in a lawsuit. But good luck collecting.

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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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