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Published on July 6th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, July 6, 2017

I swear to God that I saw my first back-to-school ad. C’MON! And now, the music news for July 6.

  1. YouTube is losing ground to streaming music services when it comes to where people go for tunes.
  2. RIP John Blackwell Jr, Prince’s former drummer.
  3. Morrissey’s childhood friend is already annoyed at the upcoming Mozzer biopic.
  4. US music festivals: uncomfortably white?
  5. Speaking of music festivals, here’s a look back at the way things used to be.
  6. Someone has analyzing the grunts made by players at Wimbledon and found this
  7. …and someone else wrote this about the Wimbledon groan.
  8. Liam Gallagher says he’d rather “eat his own shit” than watch Noel open for U2.
  9. ABBA saved the world from gloom in the 70s. Who could do that today?
  10. A French DJ had his laptop stolen. That’s pretty much it for him, then.
  11. Snoop Dogg admits to pirating Jay-Z’s new  4:44 album from Tidal.
  12. Confused about what this whole “blockchain” thing is and how it could relate to music? Read this.
  13. Interested in vinyl? Take a look at this site.
  14. And the most streamed song of 2017 so far is
  15. Sweden plans to hold a “man-free” festival in response to a spate of rapes and sexual assaults.
  16. Tupac dumped Madonna while he was in jail?
  17. Want to buy Dean Martin’s old place? It’s for sale.
  18. Interesting: How “BBC English” was standardized in the 1920s and 30s.
  19. Arcade Fire messes with the Kylie and Kendall Jenner. Good.
  20. This fan from Newfoundland booked trips to see Adele concerts in Houston, Phoenix and London. Every one of those shows was canceled. Now she’s out $10,000.



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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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