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Published on July 1st, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day! And yes, there’s music news for July 1.

  1. RIP Dave Rosner, guitarist with the Afghan Whigs. He died at 50 due to colon cancer.
  2. A man with a machete was arrested near a Bieber concert in Wales. This could have turned out badly.
  3. “Hey, Justin Bieber, tired of being a loser?” An explanation of what that means here. And it’s probably not what you’re thinking.
  4. Bono made a statement about immigration and journalists at a U2 show in New Jersey. He’ll never be welcomed at the White House during this administration.
  5. There’s been an outbreak of Legionnaires Disease at Elvis’ Graceland estate. Cue the “Outbreak Hotel” jokes.
  6. Tired of spending hours practising your musical instrument? Soon, you may just be able to take a pill.
  7. Corey Feldman is now a musician. He managed to knock out own of his own teeth a recent gig.
  8. Great. Now we’re supposed to wear sunscreen when using phones and computers.
  9. This “radio professional” is an embarrassment to the industry. Here’s why.
  10. Yes, Phil Collins is a bit weird.
  11. And this guy might be even weirder.
  12. Here’s a list of thing the iPhone killed.
  13. And here are 1o other pop culture events that happened when the iPhone first went on sale in 2007.
  14. Rihanna sure knows how to pick ’em. Take a look at this guy.
  15. Facebook’s new app will apparently locate nearby wifi networks..
  16. Michael Jackson’s old chimp friend Bubbles is now a painter. His works are selling for $2000.
  17. Here are some strange facts about the British charts from over the years.

 




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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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