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Published on July 8th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, July 8, 2017

Seventy years ago, something crashed at Roswell, New Mexico. Probably a stupid grey. And now, the music news for July 8.

  1. Dave Grohl is “a big bully.” Wait–what?
  2. Madonna is set to open a hospital for pediatric surgery in Malawi on Tuesday.
  3. Gavin Russom of LCD Soundsystem has come out as transgender.
  4. Spotify has a new playlist called “I’m with the Banned” that features artists from the countries subject to the Trump travel ban.
  5. Here are some interesting allegations by Diddy’s former chef.
  6. Why are so many big-name celebrities bailing on social media? This could be the reason.
  7. Gross headline of the day: “Macklemore’s grandmother gets a lap dance for her 100th birthday.”
  8. How classic rock is having an effect on new generations.
  9. This mobile device doesn’t need no stinkin’ battery. It harvests ambient energy to work.
  10. Anxious? Try these tips for building an anxiety-busting playlist.
  11. Want to rent the last address of Tupac? You can.
  12. A holographic smartphone? Yep.
  13. A Tribe Called Red got some nice coverage by the BBC.
  14. Conspiracies swirl about the music choices for the G20 meetings.
  15. And then there are these musician contributions to those same meetings.
  16. This metal band frontman was attacked and robbed by assailants using an ice pick.



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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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