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Published on June 12th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, June 12, 2017

Whilst in Shanghai, I almost got to see one of those weird Chinese airport fights where angry passengers took on angry gate attendants. I had my cell phone ready and everything, but the situation was diffused. And now, the music news for June 12.

  1. An Australian website says The Killers will release a new song on June 15 called “The Man.” Can’t comment on the day, but I’ve heard the whole song, so it’s real.
  2. Damon Albarn isn’t happy with the outcome of the UK election.
  3. The tour by that awful “cash me ousside” girl has been canceled. Sad, huh?
  4. Bob Marley’s groundbreaking album, Exodus, turns 40 this year.
  5. This is another big summer for album releases. See?
  6. A challenge: Make the worst volume control you can imagine. The result was UI hell.
  7. Cheese can boost your hearing!
  8. Metric’s Emily Haines is doing solo stuff for the first time in a decade. Check out this video.
  9. Equal parts creepy and cool: contact lenses that record video.
  10. In one of his last interviews, Adam West talks about being on Family Guy.
  11. And here are West’s most campy moments on Batman….
  12. …and an obituary.
  13. Sex and drugs and rock’n’roll and…Neil Sedaka?
  14. Beyonce is prepping for a home birth. I just thought you needed to know.
  15. Nick Gordon, Bobby Kristina Brown’s ex, has been arrested for kidnapping his girlfriend.
  16. John Mayer for the win!



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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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