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Published on June 6th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Earth is angry. Where’s the next big volcanic eruption? That question will not be answered with this look at music news for June 6, 2018.

  1. Does Donald Trump know the worlds to “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America?” Maybe not. Watch this.
  2. Yeezy is now in the architecture business. He’s designing small homes for low-income people. Is there nothing Kanye can’t do? (Hint: No. Just ask him.)
  3. Gene Simmons: “I’ll be the first to one to admit I’ve been an arrogant, sexist pig.” But he’s changed. Really.
  4. A copy of Prince’s ultra-rare never released Black Album has turned up in Canada.
  5. These headphones could help people with hot flashes.
  6. “Stop it, Dad! You’re embarrassing me!” (Not: “Dad” is Mick Jagger.) (Via Tom)
  7. Ed Sheeran, peacemaker. Question: What’s there to fight about at an Ed Sheeran gig?
  8. Spotify is getting hell from some women’s groups about backtracking on its “hateful content” policy.
  9. How to speak to our future alien overlords.
  10. Apple’s new web player allows us to stream full songs. No iTunes needed!
  11. Confused by K-pop? Start here.
  12. Have the B-52s really been together 40 years? Yes.
  13. Jack White now has the key to Cincinnati.
  14. Facebook is losing teens to these three services.
  15. What kind of effect will Brexit have on vinyl? People are concerned.



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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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