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Published on July 29th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, July 29, 2017

The last weekend in July. Make it a good one. And now the music news.

  1. At a show in Toronto on Wednesday, Shirley Manson of Garbage broke down when talking about Donald Trump’s transgender ban for the military.
  2. This is some pretty solid advice: “11 Things Millennials Don’t Get About Music.”
  3. Chris Martin: The nice young man at the swimming pool.
  4. This is a good tribute to Chester Bennington.
  5. Want the dirt on the world of DJing? You might want to pre-order this book.
  6. Here’s the kind of cool video things you’ll be able to do with iPhone 8 and iOS 11.
  7. This new Rolls-Royce is the world’s quietest car. It better have a good stereo.
  8. This is a good retrospective on The Strokes.
  9. Twitter’s growth seems to have stalled for the time being–even with Donald Trump’s help.
  10. The Chinese wouldn’t pay to buy music, but they’re pretty okay about paying to stream.
  11. Why it’s hard for women to cut through pop’s glass ceiling.
  12. The missing Sam the Record Man sign is nearing complete restoration. It should be hung up again in the vicinity of Ryerson University in the fall.
  13. X, one of the fiercest punk bands to come out of LA, is going to be honoured by the LA Dodgers.
  14. Let’s compare the tech habits of Millennials vs. Gen Z, shall we? (Via Brigitte)
  15. A retired Canadian pro wrestler is suing Van Morrison.
  16. New prediction for the end of the world? January 19, 2038. Here’s why.
  17. Drake’s thirsty burglar breaks in again.
  18. Interested in the punk of the East Bay? There’s a film for you.
  19. Liam hints at making music with Noel again–but let’s take this with a grain of salt.



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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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One Response to Random Music News for Saturday, July 29, 2017

  1. markosaar says:

    The I Am Canadian guy link is missing. A quick search suggests it might be this one, though Google suggests it’s over two years old: http://www.theloop.ca/what-ever-happened-to-i-am-canadian-joe/

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