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Published on May 29th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, May 29, 2017

It’s Memorial Day in the US and a bank holiday in the UK, but there’s still music news for May 29.

  1. There were metal detectors, increased police presence and bomb-sniffing dogs at The Weeknd’s show at the Air Canada Centre show in Toronto on Friday.
  2. KISS has canceled their show in Manchester in the wake of last week’s bombing.
  3. Here’s another tribute to the victims of Manchester.
  4. What’s with the unending obsession with Tupac?
  5. As part of the Ontario 150 celebrations, the long-mothballed Ontario Place is going to reopen.
  6. Thursday is the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album. Giles (son of George) Martin explains how the album was remixed for the occasion.
  7. Scully as Ziggy. I gotta start watching American Gods.
  8. Meanwhile, this Siberian husky thinks he’s James Brown.
  9. Problems continue to pile up for the people who ran the now-bankrupt Pemberton Festival.
  10. Here are some musicians’ tributes to Gregg Allman.
  11. Elvis’ private jet has been sold after sitting mothballed for 35 years.
  12. Kenya’s “prayer train” is a commute full of prayer and song.



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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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