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Published on August 12th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, August 12, 2017

Major League Baseball players went on strike on this day in 1994. That was a bad one. It took me years to get back into the game after it was settled. And now, the music news for August 12.

  1. Just like we saw with rock, there is now a generational divide in hip hop.
  2. Is classic rock radio on a roll? It’s possible.
  3. Who are these grabby asshole radio guys who are giving my business a bad name?
  4. The guy behind the disastrous Fyre Festival is selling his place for $7.5 million.
  5. How can you have a music festival without water or toilets? That’s what happened here.
  6. There’s something karmic about this situation where Pharrell was stuck in an elevator.
  7. A crazy fan rushed at Britney Spears during a show in Las Vegas on Wednesday. He was cuffed and taken away.
  8. Some Montreal Coldplay fans were duped by a fake ticket scam.
  9. Journey made a trip to the White House. This caused a problem within the band.
  10. Now some Canadian diplomats to Cuba say they were also subjected to some kind of sonic attack.
  11. Liam Gallagher is now mad at oceans.You read that right.
  12. And man, Liam swears a lot. Did this interview hit a new record?
  13. Were these two weeks in 1997 the worst in music history? (Via Brad)
  14. Here’s a cool iPhone trick to make your device sound louder.
  15. This year’s Grey Cup halftime show performer? Shania Twain.
  16. Restaurant music: More important than you think.
  17. Are you making music with Ableton Live? Then check out this new VR interface that’ll turn you into Daft Punk in no time.
  18. Will the iconic Amoeba Records store in Hollywood have to move?
  19. These guitars are made from wood taken from decaying parts of Detroit.
  20. The Northern Pikes are back together and on tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their Big Blue Sky album. (Via Michael)



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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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