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Published on July 25th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I have to take one of the bull terriers to the dentist today for her annual cleaning. This is gonna cost me. And now, the music news for July 25.

  1. It was another miserable week for the sales of physical albums in the US. Jay-Z’s 4:44 is still at number one, but it only sold 61,000 copies. You could make the Top 200 in America by selling just 853 records.
  2. Meanwhile, Linkin Park’s latest album, One More Light, shot 65-2, selling 18,000 copies.
  3. Here are the Canadian music sales for the week vs. where things were at this time last year: Total albums, -18%; digital albums, -24%; vinyl, -3%; cassettes, -41%. Meanwhile, audio streams are up 85%.
  4. Spanish police allegedly beat British tourists for singing in the streets.
  5. Someone found a lost Andy Warhol that he did for Alice Cooper. That’ll be worth something.
  6. Wedding DJs recount the worst wedding speeches they’ve ever heard.
  7. Justin Bieber has cancelled the rest of his world tour. Was it something that China said?
  8. Here’s Queen Elizabeth’s 10 favourite songs of all time.
  9. This might be helpful: How to do media interviews.
  10. Is this the angriest radio caller ever? He’s upset about Doctor Who becoming a woman.
  11. A great question: Why are stupid audio cassettes all over pop culture now?
  12. Ozzy wine! (It’s a red, of course.)
  13. The last of Lemmy will come with this Motorhead covers album. He does “Heroes” by Bowie! (Via Tom)
  14. R. Kelly has reportedly hired Bill Cosby’s lawyer.
  15. Vangelis, the Chariots of Fire composer, is selling this place.
  16. Spotify is close to signing an important deal with Warner. The march towards the IPO continues.



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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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