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Published on August 26th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, August 26, 2016

Are you telling me that this is the second-last weekend of the summer? Seriously? And now, music news…

  1. A Rob Baker tweet pretty much confirmed that Gord Downie has a pending solo project happening.
  2. The ex of France Bean Cobain claims she’s left him broke. “Spousal support, please!”
  3. KISS returns to comic books.
  4. Someone left a 300-year-old violin on a train.
  5. The big-ass aircraft backed in part by Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden was in the slowest crash you’ve ever seen.
  6. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson is helping to set up a music therapy centre.
  7. If you need a Florence + The Machine song, she’s contributing this track to the upcoming Tim Burton movie.
  8. Frank Ocean’s Blonde album has been illegally downloaded more than 750,000 times already.
  9. Universal is now making $29 million USD a week from streaming.
  10. People still believe in recording on cassette–including the guy who did the theme for Silicon Valley.
  11. Some still think that the MTV MMVAs are important. You?
  12. This guy was given a scoop by John Lennon–and he blew it.



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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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