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Published on June 3rd, 2015 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Should we read anything into the fact that it’s Caitlyn Jenner with a C instead of with a K? That messes up the Kardashian nomenclature style guide, doesn’t it?

  1. If you’re feeling geeky and nerdy and technical, here’s a whole new type of earbud.
  2. Here’s a cool app for people with hearing issues who still want to go to the movies.
  3. How well do you know the words to “Bohemian Rhapsody?” Be honest.
  4. The Dad Rock request line is now open. Call now: (571) 766-8031.
  5. Rolling Stone is streaming some rarities from the reissue of Faith No More’s The Real Thing.
  6. Cringeworthy: Paul McCartney helped a dude propose to his girlfriend.
  7. Gear porn! This new book looks at the gear used by Led Zeppelin.
  8. 311 has a massive box set coming. Never been a fan, but if you are, go here.
  9. GZA of Wu Tang mourns the poor lyricism in rap.
  10. Ozzy just bought a new Beverly Hills mansion for $10 million.
  11. Noise can lead to high blood pressure.
  12. Tom Hanks son Colin has created a documentary on the rise and fall of Tower Records.
  13. An EIGHTY-disc Grateful Dead set? Yep.
  14. A good question: why do so many amusement parks still play music from the 80s?
  15. Jack White is opening a second Third Man Records location, this time in his hometown of Detroit.

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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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