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Published on June 21st, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Wednesday, June 20, 2017

Left the hotel in Singapore at 3:45 am Wednesday morning. I’ll arrive home in Toronto at 7:25 pm the same day. That’s one long Wednesday. And now, the music news for June 20.

  1. Speaking of airlines, Queen’s Brian May is not happy with the first class cabin on British Airways.
  2. Here’s how Chris Cornell’s daughters remembered him on Father’s Day.
  3. Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy is dead. He choked on an egg while in the hospital being treated for something else.
  4. Breaking news! The hyphen is back in “Jay-Z.” And now it’s spelled JAY-Z.
  5. More breaking news! Johnny Lydon goes to the shop!
  6. The Chad Kroeger-Corey Taylor feud is heating up. Maybe there’ll be a hammer fight between Nickelback and Slipknot.
  7. UK promoters are more security conscious than ever since the Manchester bombing.
  8. One person died and 1,000 people were treated for medical issues at the Electric Daisy Carnival. There’s already at least one lawsuit.
  9. Ever wondered what Jared Kushner’s voice sound like? Has anyone ever heard him speak? Take a listen.
  10. Lorde compared her friendship to Taylor Swift to an autoimmune disease. Um, thanks?
  11. Here’s an interesting story about rock stars and their parents.
  12. Good question: What would you do while you were being taken somewhere in a self-driving car?
  13. Here’s what we need to know about Apple’s new podcast analytics.
  14. Meanwhile, Nielsen is looking more on publishing more complete podcast data.
  15. Here is an update on the music and theatre charity projects for the Grenfell Tower victims.
  16. Damn, it must have been wild to be in Van Halen’s world when they were at the top of the game.
  17. Looking to proudly display your vinyl? Take a look at this method.



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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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