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Published on June 22nd, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Thursday, June 22, 2017

Back from SE Asia after a Wednesday that lasted about 37 hours. Bloody International Dateline. Jet lag has set in, so please excuse any typso. And now, the music news for June 22.

  1. Time for Glastonbury. Here are 12 things that will definitely happen.
  2. Here’s what it looks like from above.
  3. And it will be the usual misery for people who go. And let’s talk about the weather.
  4. Meanwhile, Legoland has recreated Glastonbury in Lego, complete with a Lego Ed Sheeran. (Via Tom)
  5. Interesting how festivals are dominated by male acts, innit? Why is that?
  6. Wanna see some Glastonbury riders? Here’s what some acts require backstage.
  7. SiriusXM has a new partnership with Amazon’s Alexa. By the time we get these Amazon thingies in Canada, they’ll be able to do all kinds of things.
  8. The Grenfell Tower charity single–a version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water”–is now out.
  9. Cold: YouTuber stream rips Grenfell Tower charity single minutes after it was released on iTunes. Dude: People are supposed to BUY the single to help VICTIMS.
  10. There’s this grime tribute for the victims.
  11. The gold record Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright earned for Dark Side of the Moon is going up for auction.
  12. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is expanding to Japan next year.
  13. Into the podcast revolution? Read this.
  14. “Podcaster makes solemn promise to improve audio quality for next episode.” If only this were true.
  15. Let’s take a trip through 40 different metal sub-genres, shall we? Yes, forty.
  16. U2’s Adam Clayton is going to receive an award for his devotion to music education in schools.
  17. Qantas is going to name some new 787 airliners after an Icehouse song called “Great Southern Land.”
  18. Napster and Facebook co-founder Sean Parker is stepping down from the Spotify board of directors.



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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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