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Published on July 11th, 2018 | by Jon Bunnies


Random music news for Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The first-ever transatlantic satellite transmission was made on this day in 1962. Think about that as you’re watching the World Cup in 4K. And now, music news for July 11, 2018.

  1. Today’s England-Croatia World Cup match is . Lots of cancellations.
  2. What’s the deal with Donald Trump and pop music? Let’s look at his .
  3. Meanwhile, Brits are for the Donald’s trip to the UK this week.
  4. A box set of is coming this September.
  5. Jimmy Page at Oxford on how to be a rock star.
  6. Ever hear Hong Kong’s song of freedom? .
  7. Interesting observation about the Spotify vs. Apple Music battle: Apple is gaining.
  8. There’s now an audiobook version of the Tragically Hip/Gord Downie bio, The Never-ending Present by Michael Barclay. It’s read by George Strombo, too.
  9. Another has been made against Russell Simmons.
  10. Astronomy fun: Listen to Saturn and its moon Enceladus .
  11. Gene Simmons has settled with a journalist.
  12. Johnny Lydon of a big Public Image Ltd. fan at a gig.
  13. Eminem has a in London this week.
  14. In case you missed it, yesterday was the .
  15. Just in case you want to …
  16. A based on the life of Buddy Holly is in development.
  17. This is good: How to identify and how to engage with them.

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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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