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Published on June 19th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, June 19, 2017

This is officially World Sauntering Day. Get up and go take a leisurely walk. Go on. Do it after you read about the music news for June 19.

  1. A US senator is being trolled by Nickelback related messages. He’s not happy about it.
  2. U2 earned $62 million USD in the first month of the Joshua Tree 30 tour. (Via Michael)
  3. Happy birthday Macca! Paul McCartney at 75.
  4. Bob Seger’s music FINALLY comes to streaming services.
  5. Apple is hiring a bunch of people to produce original content. This could be interesting.
  6. So Lorde’s alleged secret onion ring-rating Instagram account was real.
  7. Kid Rock just sold this property in California. I’d live there.
  8. Meanwhile, Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac wants $22.5 million US for this place.
  9. The Boss on Broadway!
  10. Ever heard of an instrument called the ondioline? Gotye wants it to make a comeback.
  11. Nick Broomfield, the guy who made a controversial documentary on Kurt and Courtney, has a new project involving Whitney Houston.
  12. A great history of Bob Dylan’s groundbreaking song, “Like a Rolling Stone.”
  13. Here’s another great story about the Stone Roses’ disastrous second album.
  14. Let’s study the divorce of Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger.
  15. What does it take to be a music supervisor? Quite a lot, actually.
  16. Here’s a list of the biggest celebrity benefit concerts.
  17. And because you’re probably craving more Jay Z/Beyonce news



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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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