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Published on June 23rd, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, June 23, 2019

Big BBQ at my place tonight. Stand back. I’ll cook. No, really. Stand back! And now, music news for June 23, 2018.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. Vinnie Paul, the drummer for Pantera, Damageplan, and Hellyeah (and the brother of Dimebag Darrel) has died at age 54. No cause of death yet.
  3. Looking for ways to sneak alcohol into music festivals? I can’t recommend that you click here, but do what you must.
  4. Can someone please explain Google Music’s/YouTube Music’s new pricing plans? Okay.
  5. Women were seen dancing at a concert in Saudi Arabia. Now there’s a sh*tstorm, of course.
  6. This computer was state-of-the-art 70s years ago. A single MP3 would have killed it.
  7. Using Ed Sheeran as an anesthetic? Yep.
  8. Looking to get your song on Spotify playlists? Read this.
  9. Did the EU just kill memes?
  10. It’s only a matter of time before Billie Joe Armstrong writes American Idiot, Part 2.
  11. Will Paul McCartney ever retire? Probably not.
  12. NOFX says they’ve been “effectively banned” in the US.
  13. Here’s hoping that the Monkees’ Mike Nesmith is okay. He collapsed onstage.
  14. Silverchair bass player saw his bar go up in smoke in a big fire.
  15. Is this best movie soundtrack of the summer?
  16. Trent Reznor thinks that Kanye West has lost his mind.
  17. Tidal: One messed-up streaming service.
  18. A new Joey Ramone film is in the works. It’s based on a biography written by his brother.
  19. Facebook now has these musician avatar thingies. Not bad, but they need work.
  20. Need lessons on Apple’s Garageband? They’re now free.
  21. What’s the status of classic rock? Is it dead or is there still life in this radio format? Let’s investigate.



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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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