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Published on August 4th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, August 4, 2016

Happy anniversary, dear. And now, music news.

  1. Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock was involved in a car crash after falling asleep at the wheel. He’s okay.
  2. Did you know that there was a hip hop tribute album to Phil Collins 15 years ago? Me, neither–but it definitely existed.
  3. Are we going to get a new Nine Inch Nails single on September 16? There’s evidence that says “yes.”
  4. U2 has confirmed another world tour for 2017.
  5. Apple Music is now available in 114 countries.
  6. What are the streaming music services paying artists? Let’s take a look.
  7. Having trouble finding new tunes because there’s just too much music out there? Try lost.am  and you may not be lost for long.(Via Andrew)
  8. Ozzy Osbourne: sex addict. Eww.
  9. And Ozzy isn’t alone.
  10. Here’s an old BMW once driven by Elvis. Pretty cool, actually.
  11. An all-female electronic music festival? Why not?
  12. China is pissed at South Korea’s new anti-missile so they’re going to retaliate by targeting K-pop stars. Wait–what?
  13. Here’s a fun list of terrible original names of famous bands. This missed one: OMD used to be called Hitler’s Underpants.
  14. Deadmau5 has been granted to the right to buy one of the new Ford GT supercars.
  15. Headphones that claim to deliver ten times better sound? Tell me more.
  16. Lyricfind, the world’s largest legal provider of song lyrics (and a company based in Canada!) has extended its reach even further.



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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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