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Music News: There's a record player that plays Oreos

Oreo Music Box.

There's now a 'record player' that plays Oreos...and when you take a bite out of the cookie, the song changes. Also in the news today: a deadly stampede at a rap concert in Italy, Fleetwood Mac lawsuit resolved, Aretha Franklin concert film gets distributor, Neil Young beefs with concert sponsor, and a new trailer for a documentary about the Fyre Festival.

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John Grant performs in The Current studio


Michigan-born, Reykjavik-based musician John Grant is a fascinating individual even before he starts performing songs. Ahead of a show at the Fine Line in Minneapolis, Grant stopped at The Current studio to play songs and to engage in lively and thoughtful conversation with host Mac Wilson.

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Haley performs instrumentals from 'Pleasureland' in The Current studio

HALEY performs in The Current studio

Although Haley has composed instrumental music before, her 2018 release 'Pleasureland' is her first all-instrumental full-length. 'This was so much more satisfying when I wasn't trying to say something with words,' Haley says. 'It was how I felt and what I connected to.' Haley, along with Jeremy Ylvisaker, visited The Current studio to play music from 'Pleasureland.'

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JD McPherson and band pull up their 'Socks' in The Current studio

JD McPherson performs in The Current studio

Even though JD McPherson told himself he'd never do a Christmas album, a little holiday spirit changed his mind. McPherson and his band recently released 'Socks,' an album of 11 holiday originals. 'It still just hits me as the most ridiculous album title of all time!' McPherson laughs as he and his band stopped into The Current studio for a session hosted by Brian Oake and Jill Riley.

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William Prince performs in The Current studio

William Prince performs in The Current studio

Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter William Prince wants to write songs that stand the test of time. 'I'm in the business of writing hopefully good songs, [and] getting better,' he says. 'I think my best ones are to come yet.' William Prince recently visited The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: 2019 Grammy nominees

Grammy Awards

The complete list of 2019 Grammy nominees has been released and we want to hear a bunch of them this morning at 9:30. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from 2019 Grammy nominees?

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White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday Meg White


Otis Redding and several members of his band died when their plane crashed into a lake near Madison, Wisconsin; Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson started a six week run at No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "Say Say Say"; and Meg White was born, Today in Music History.

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