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Published on August 15th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, August 15, 2016

My community newspaper was packed with “back to hockey” sales flyers this week. Meanwhile, it was 36 C in the back yard.  And now, music news.

  1. This is rare: Two Door Cinema Club has published a defense of streaming.
  2. An outfit from Zimbabwe is competing to be the best bagpipe band in the world. Yes, from Zimbabwe. (Via Tom)
  3. Bieber? There’s a doppelganger that’s not helping your cause in England.
  4. Here’s why Adele declined an offer to play the Super Bowl halftime show. Good for her.
  5. But the NFL says they never offered the gig to her in the first place.
  6. The Suicide Squad soundtrack is #1 on the US album charts.
  7. The mother of the Bee Gees had died at age 95.
  8. Snoop Dogg’s posse is huuuuuuge!
  9. So maybe your voice isn’t as good of a security situations as we thought.
  10. Good bit of history: How the Beach Boys invented surf music.
  11. This cop is waaaaayyyy too much of a fan of Foreigner.
  12. Two California airports have banned some Mariah Carey posters for being “too sexy.”



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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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