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Published on June 30th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Saturday, June 30, 2018

Sixty-five years today, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line. Now we can talk about music news for June 30, 2018.

  1. Here are my weekly music picks for GlobalNews.ca.
  2. If you haven’t heard the prank call made to Donald Trump on Air Force One yet, do it now. (Via Tom)
  3. Drake’s new album is certainly having a good weekend. The dude is the king of streaming.
  4. Speaking of whom, want a stake in Drizzy’s whiskey?
  5. Justin Bieber’s former neighbour wants him arrested. Fine by me.
  6. Damon Albarn does NOT like Kanye West.
  7. Meanwhile, Kanye has taken a loss on his Manhattan condo.
  8. I’ve been told that Google had a private event for advertisers that spent over $100 million with them. About 40 people were entertained by a set from Duran Duran.
  9. Rumour from inside the Royal Palace: Meghan Markle’s personal assistant is someone who used to work for…Madonna.
  10. Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco has founded a new human rights organization called Highest Hopes Foundation.
  11. Taylor Swift has a restraining order against a crazy fan.
  12. “Spotify for news?” Some companies are already working on it.
  13. There are now more than 10 million items in the Discogs database.
  14. A bronze statue of Nick Cave on a horse? Coming soon!
  15. There’s a Guns ‘N Roses pop-up store in operation this weekend at the Scarborough Town Centre. It’s designed to promote the re-release of Appetite for Destruction. There is also a lot of exclusive merch on sale.
  16. This anti-racism row involving a Morrissey concert in Manchester is getting interesting. There’s much to say about Mozzer’s turn to the far right.
  17. And…the concert has been canceled.
  18. What’s this glitch in Google Home’s ability to get requests and commands right?
  19. This is disturbing: How much of the world’s consumer tech devices are made with forced labour?
  20. The true story behind Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water.”
  21. You’re suing Iron Maiden now?

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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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