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Published on July 28th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, July 28, 2017

On this day in 1945, a B-25 bomber crashed into the upper floors of the Empire State building. Fourteen people died and 26 were injured. And now, the music news for July 28.

  1. Into Nine Inch Nails? Here’s a revealing interview with Trent Reznor.
  2. This guy left the stage in the middle of a show to stop a sexual assault he saw in the crowd. Right on, dude!
  3. Is this why Jay-Z’s album is called 4:44?
  4. A New Jersey band called 4:44 has named their new album Jay-Z. I like it.
  5. Speaking of Jay-Z, there’s a documentary on his falling out with Kanye.
  6. A Japanese woman destroyed a violin collection worth $1 million.
  7. Message to Justin Bieber: Don’t run over photographers when you’re leaving church.
  8. And is Biebs sabotaging his career for Jesus?
  9. Quincy Jones won over $9 million in a lawsuit against the estate of Michael Jackson.
  10. And Madonna just won a settlement from The Daily Mail.
  11. Rumours say Portugal is in talks with Nelly Furtado to host Eurovision 2018.
  12. This is an excellent track-by-track deconstruction of the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique album.
  13. You know how long you’ve been watching the opening sequence to Games of Thrones over the years? A lot.
  14. Oman has jumped on the “Despacito” bandwagon, although that country’s take on the song is a little different.
  15. Ten stars you didn’t know released albums.
  16. Here’s another prediction that the music industry in China is about to explode.
  17. Facebook’s plans to release a smart speaker is both good and bad.
  18. Streamer Google Play and YouTube Red are going to merge into one to make things less confusing for consumers.
  19. This company wants to help musicians get paid in crypto currency.
  20. This year’s songs of the summer? All trash.



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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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One Response to Random Music News for Friday, July 28, 2017

  1. markosaar says:

    That Trent interview was a great read. Thanks!

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