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Published on May 8th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Monday, May 8, 2017

A question about Modern Family: Doesn’t Lilly have an oddly low voice for a 12-year-old girl? And now, the music news for May 8.

  1. This will send a chill over any celebrities who have been paid to send out a tweet or Instagram post for someone or something.
  2. Because it’s Monday, you really, really need this WTF video moment. (Via Brad)
  3. This Jerry Garcia guitar could fetch $1 million USD at auction.
  4. Now baby Gallaghers are fighting.
  5. Soon to be plaguing parents everywhere. Introducing The Zeamus.
  6. A Communist-supported boy band? In China, yes.
  7. Kim Jong-un’s favourite music are the themes from Rocky and Dallas. Seriously.
  8. Who is the subject of the lost fourth verse of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain?”
  9. A UK band was arrested after cops raided a venue in Hong Kong.
  10. Meat Loaf isn’t happy about the newest reissue of Bat Out of Hell.
  11. This radio station is giving away a car to every listener who gets on air.
  12. Speaking of radio, if you haven’t seen I Am What I Play yet, you should.
  13. Interesting: Metallica’s Lars Ulrich is getting a weekly show on Apple’s Beats 1.
  14. Also interesting: Elvis Presley memorabilia is falling in price.
  15. Here’s how the iTunes Podcast chart works. It’s not really that much of a chart, if we’re honest.



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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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