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Published on June 2nd, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I hate dandelions.

  1. Vinyl sales are up 260% over the last five years but the music industry is struggling to keep up with demand.
  2. Cliff Williams of AC/DC just sold his house for $7 million.
  3. How big is the nightclub business? The 50 biggest clubs in the US earned $550 million last year.
  4. Are microcomputers coming to DJ booths? Probably.
  5. The Stanley Cup is really messing up the Garth Brook comeback tour.
  6. Michael Jackson’s oldest son has just graduated from high school–with honours, too.
  7. Just in case you needed to see George Clooney dance at a U2 concert. Oh, and Amal was there, too.
  8. And while we’re on the subject of U2, here’s a touching tribute to their late road manager. (Via Larry)
  9. Here’s a scathing look at what apparently goes on inside Taylor Swift’s head.
  10. Jon Bon Jovi: not a great father, apparently.
  11. You know who loves Spotify more than anyone else? Metal fans.
  12. There will never, ever be a drummer like John Bonham again. Here’s proof.
  13. The bloody NSA. Still listening in.
  14. My GOD, I want this record collection.
  15. Billy Joel is getting his own highway–sort of. (Via Tom)
  16. Lady Gaga says she’s NOT pregnant but Kimye is.
  17. This doesn’t bode well for people hoping that the movie version of Entourage will be any good.

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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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