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Published on June 17th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Saturday, June 17, 2017

Out of Thailand and now in Singapore. The big question: after a 7-day detox treatment during which I lost 7 kg, can I continue to be good? Or will I undo all that hard work at some of this city’s great restaurants?

And now, the music news for June 17.

  1. So THAT’S what we see on the cover of Soundgarden’s Superunknown album. I’d always wondered.
  2. A kinder, gentler, less aggressive Ted Nugent? Apparently.
  3. Is it possible to have a favourite chord?
  4. Consumers are loving Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A lot.
  5. Manchester Arena will remain closed until September after that awful bombing.
  6. This is cool: The voice calling out stops on trams in Manchester is the Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder. THAT I’d like to hear.
  7. Interesting idea: songwriting credits on streaming services.
  8. Canadian telcos will not longer be able to charge customers to unlock their mobile phones. Good.
  9. There will be a charity single for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in the UK.
  10. A tax on Netflix? Not if PM Justin has anything to say about it.
  11. First Nations radio is about to get a whole lot stronger in Canada with the granting of these licenses.
  12. No one has more Twitter followers than Katy Perry. No one.
  13. NYC still has a “no dancing” law that covers all kinds of establishments. The 91-year-old law could soon be repealed.
  14. Nelly thinks that Father’s Day should be moved. He does have a point.
  15. There’s some criticism about the new Tupac biopic.
  16. Hunted African albinos are speaking–and singing–out.
  17. This looks like a great documentary on blind musical prodigies.



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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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