Random music news for Friday, April 1, 2022

Aliens are among us. Really. Be paranoid about that as you look through music news for April 1, 2022.

  1. No shock here: The Foo Fighters have canceled their appearance on the Grammys this Sunday.
  2. Queen drummer Roger Taylor dedicated his OBE to Taylor Hawkins.
  3. Morrissey is having fun with the Will Smith slap.
  4. The Chili Peppers got their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday.
  5. This seems like a bargain: A former Beastie Boy home in New York’s West Village is up for sale for just US$1 million.
  6. YouTube has some new plans for podcasting.
  7. And YouTube has some new plans for 5.1 surround sound.
  8. What’s the future of the electric guitar? Here are some guesses. Part 1 and Part 2.
  9. Nick Cave, the exhibition.
  10. A French radio journalist was apparently kidnapped and tortured by Russian soldiers.
  11. There’s a new Ziggy Stardust figure at Madame Tussauds.
  12. The Rolling Stones have plenty of things planned for their 60th anniversary.
  13. Royal Blood has had to postpone some UK and European dates because bassist Mike Kerr has COVID.
  14. On that topic, many musicians are still asking fans to wear masks.
  15. I love the name of this new Pantera beer.

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BONUS: Trailer Park Rock City. (Via Tom)

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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