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Published on July 10th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, July 10, 2017

Happy birthday, Nikola Tesla! And now, the music news for July 10.

  1. Is Spotify putting fake artists on some playlists? That’s the accusation.
  2. Who was the first person to accuse Michael Jackson of child abuse? Lawyers are searching for that person.
  3. The Freddie Mercury biopic is a go now that Brian May has approved the star of Mr. Robot, Rami Malek, to play the lead role.
  4. Interesting: Prince’s videos are back online. He’d never have allowed that if he were still alive.
  5. As fans were waiting for Green Day to perform at a festival in Spain, an acrobat fell 30 metres to his death. And the show went on.
  6. In Green Day’s defense, though, they had no idea anything had happened and they feel terrible about the whole situation. Here’s the whole message from Billie Joe.
  7. Marilyn Manson’s father passed away on Friday.
  8. It was 60 years ago last week that John first met Paul.
  9. Imagine having Paul McCartney crashing your vacation.
  10. This fall is going to be fun. Liam Gallagher’s solo album comes October 6. Noel’s next record will be released November 9. A revisit of Blur vs. Oasis ’95?
  11. Icelandair is reimagining the whole idea of in-flight entertainment.
  12. Why men-only music festivals are a bad idea.
  13. This year’s Glastonbury clean-up was the fastest ever. The cows are already back in the field. Nicely done.
  14. How Milli Vanilli explains both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. No, really.
  15. Serious props to the Carolina Panthers for putting out some of the most clever tweets of all time. And yes, this has to do with music.
  16. Why are the Japanese so obsessed with girl bands? Here’s an explanation. (Via Tom)
  17. Steve Jobs: The Opera.



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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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