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Published on August 30th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The cicadas in my backyard are still bloody deafening. Must be the heat. And now, the music news.

  1. This is why traditional broadcasters should worry about the connected car.
  2. This is the song that made Michael Phelps mad and pumped up for his Olympic events.
  3. Measuring the popularity of podcasts: tougher than you might think.
  4. Ozzy! You DOG! No wonder Sharon was pissed.
  5. Wait: Mariah Carey has a prostitute sister?
  6. No, Metallica’s James Hetfield has not earned a degree in astrophysics.
  7. Cool article: The Women of Heavy Metal.
  8. Richard Branson was nearly killed in a motorcycle crash.
  9. The City of London (UK) has an opening for a “nightlife czar.” What the hell is that?
  10. Bono and Africa’s richest man took a visit to a camp in Nigeria.
  11. Why are so many rappers now finding religion?
  12. Well, this is one way to get an MTV award…
  13. Speaking of which, Taylor Swift skipped this year’s ceremony because she had jury duty.
  14. Vanilla Ice? Is that you?
  15. Ice Cube is NOT endorsing Donald Trump. Those ads are fakes.



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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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