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Published on July 15th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, July 15, 2017

Wait. Is July half over already? Jeebus… Here’s the music news for July 15.

  1. Maynard James Keenan gets candid about the new Tool album.
  2. Where should we preserve Canada’s broadcast archives? How about in a Cold War bunker?
  3. One of Spotify’s so-called “fake artists” has broken his silence.
  4. Facebook is about to get into VR in a major way with a $200 headset.
  5. There will be an animated Michael Jackson special this Halloween.
  6. It’s official: Science says live music is good for your soul.
  7. Google has something called New Release Radio that you might find interesting.
  8. Warner Music just bought Songkick, the app that helps you discover new gigs and concerts.
  9. Would you like to stream the first-ever White Stripes gig? Okay. Go here.
  10. Wanna buy some of the gear the Smashing Pumpkins used in the 90s? Okay. Go here.
  11. Spotify listeners don’t like the Beatles as much as they like Coldplay or Twenty One Pilots. Damn kids…
  12. Metal band Adrenaline Mob was involved in a fatal crash in Florida. At least one person is dead.
  13. One Beyonce Instagram post got 5 million likes. Here’s the story.
  14. Yesterday was the 38th anniversary of the infamous Disco Demolition riot in Chicago. (Via Tom)



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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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