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Published on July 29th, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Attention, Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud fans: say a happy birthday to Eris, which was discovered 10 years ago today.  Meanwhile, in music news…

  1. Nearly 400 pirate radio stations have been raided in London in the last two years.
  2. The Doobie Brothers are suing a venture capitalist cover band called The Doobie Decimal System.
  3. Are these the 100 most important songs of the decade so far?
  4. A Seattle radio station broke the Internet with their Beastie Boys celebration.
  5. Who will do the theme for Spectre, the next James Bond movie? Here are your odds.
  6. Speaking of which, all bets are off on the matter at one British bookmaker because of a suspiciously large bet.
  7. Watch Tom Cruise’s lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon. Risky Business revisited. Sort of.
  8. The latest guy to get into the remastered/reissued albums is Peter Gabriel.
  9. No, she didn’t.
  10. UK music fans apparently prefer music in all its physical formats.
  11. And CD sales remain very, very solid in Japan.
  12. Amazon Music is getting really, really, really big. We can’t get it in Canada, of course.
  13. Coldplay is promising fans some kind of “musical surprise.”]
  14. Go inside the production office at a mega-gig.

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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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