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Published on June 16th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, June 16, 2016

My barbeque needs cleaning. It’s disgusting. And now in music news…

  1. Ex-frontman of a metal band called Pyrexia has been charged with murder in the killing three people with an AR-15 on Monday. Christ.
  2. Smash Mouth is doomed to fight a never-ending Twitter battle.
  3. Did you know that Nirvana’s Bleach album turned 27 yesterday? It did.
  4. Rhapsody, the oldest of the streaming music services still in existence (est. 2001) is going to be re-branded as–wait for it–Napster.
  5. The newest fight: Trent Reznor vs. YouTube vs. Trent Reznor vs. YouTube vs….
  6. “You don’t know the real Beatles unless you’ve heard Sgt. Pepper’s in mono.”
  7. The world’s oldest pop star–she’s 102–has been kidnapped.
  8. A great history of 4AD, the fine British indie label.
  9. Could this be the solution for the future of AM radio?
  10. Radio needs cars. Here’s why.
  11. Looking back on the first year of Apple Music: What worked and what didn’t.



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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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