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Published on August 22nd, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, August 22, 2018

I’d forgotten about this game. Eleven years ago today, the Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 30-0 in the worst route in MLB history. As for music news on August 22, 2018…

  1. Paul McCartney says that Paul McCartney is not dead.
  2. August 30 will be the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ “Hey Jude.” There will be plenty more stories like this.
  3. Well, this is a twist to the case of John Lennon assassin Mark David Chapman.
  4. Have Elon Musk and Grimes broken up?
  5. Rumour: Pre-orders for the new iPhones will start September 14. That points to some kind of event/announcement on September 11 or 12.
  6. What do you do about a music-leaking site that only accepts cryptocurrency? This is a fascinating story.
  7. The GOP has based singer-songwriters Ben Folds and Jason Isbell as being “unhinged.”
  8. The first (modern) artist to play Stonehenge has been confirmed. It will be
  9. Let’s talk about how Aretha Franklin’s album sales are doing.
  10. Janet Jackson takes the subway?
  11. Is Dennis Rodman working on music with Kanye West? Maybe.
  12. Spotify now has a branded podcast of its own.
  13. Amazon Music has launched a big advertising blitz. This is the dark horse in the streaming race.
  14. A new survey says that 35% of millennials share their passwords for video services. Companies are losing millions this way.
  15. A plane carrying Post Malone had to make a scary emergency landing.



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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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