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Published on June 5th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, June 5, 2017

On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley freaked out America by swiveling his hips to a new song called “Hound Dog” on The Milton Berle Show. And now, the music news for June 5.

  1. Yesterday’s One Love Manchester show raised at least $3 million for victims.
  2. Chris Cornell’s friends remember the singer’s last days.
  3. A new report says that the number of people paying to stream music will move from 106 million today to 336 million by 2025.
  4. Some indie record labels have come together to create a new industry powerhouse worth $1B.
  5. Wanna buy a Pogues house? There’s one for sale. (Via Tom)
  6. Gregg Allman’s funeral was on Friday. Cher and Jimmy Carter were there.
  7. An interesting look at pop and pregnancy.
  8. Looking for a name for your name? Try Anthony Burgess’ newly rediscovered book of slang.
  9. Do you sometimes get chills when you listen to music? Let’s explore the concept of skin orgasms. (Via Brad)
  10. Liam Gallagher had more nice things to say about his brother. This is getting weird.
  11. Our Kid is also talking about how rock’n’roll saved his life.
  12. When he was in the second grade, Donald Trump gave his music teacher a black eye because “I didn’t think he knew anything about music.”
  13. Apple Music could be losing one of its main executives.
  14. Saddam Hussein apparently spent his last days listening to Mary J. Blige.
  15. Lots of 50th anniversary Summer of Love vinyl reissues coming soon.
  16. A summary of the great Spinal Tap vs. Hollywood battle.



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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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