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Published on June 13th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Today’s music news–June 13, 2018–remains tariff-free and welcomes all readers.

  1. This will keep you busy at work today: 35 of the most offensive band names ever.
  2. What are the most popular music services based on search analytics? Let’s take a look.
  3. Hoping for a new System of a Down album? Yeah, that ain’t happening
  4. Live albums used to be a really, really big deal (cf. Frampton Comes Alive, KISS Alive, Running on Empty, etc, etc.). But the future of the live album doesn’t look great.
  5. Here’s another leak about what the next iPhone might look like.
  6. Who knew that Guns ‘N Roses Duff McKagan was into model trains?
  7. Metallica is going to be honoured in Sweden with something called The Polar Prize.
  8. Podcasting revenue in the US is at $314 million and growing.
  9. Inside Ed Sheeran’s proposed private chapel.
  10. Taylor Swift fired one of her dancers over some sexist memes.
  11. Wait: A Black Sabbath reunion?
  12. It’s costing Slash a lot of money to get divorced.
  13. How well do you know your record producers? Take this quiz.
  14. Bono’s daughter didn’t like this sleeping fan at dad’s show.
  15. John Travolta went for pizza at the same place we see in Saturday Night Live. This, apparently, is news.
  16. You can see through walls with radio? What?
  17. Moby is selling his entire record collection for charity. Wow.
  18. Haim fired their agent after they found out he got them a fraction of what a male artist got for playing the same festival.



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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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