Random music news for Friday, April 29, 2022

This doomsday alarm clock would want me to stay in bed with the covers over my head. Then how would I be able to compile music news for April 29, 2022?

  1. A lot of people seem to have something called the “Coachella Cough.” Hmm.
  2. Meanwhile, Ozzy’s got COVID.
  3. The George Michael documentary is almost here. Check out the trailer.
  4. No. Please stop, Justin.
  5. One person died and four people were injured in a shooting at a California death metal concert.
  6. This is a fascinating look at trends in music. I’ve never thought about things this way.
  7. The Beach Boys have been banned from the San Diego Zoo since 1966. Here’s why.
  8. Metallica has a new whisky. It’s called Rye the Lightning, of course.
  9. If you’re a fan of both The Beatles and U2, you should take a look at this. And then when you’re done, go here.
  10. And if you’re interested in the history of the Canadian music scene since 2000, then you should order this book.
  11. Spotify’s stock fell to less than US$100 for the first time this week.
  12. Eurovision Canada? Yep. (Via Andrew)
  13. This piece of info about teenagers explains a lot.
  14. There’s gang warfare in the African nation of Lesotho. The weapons of choice include the accordion. Wait–what?
  15. HBO is developing a comedy based on the life of a Hasidic hip-hop star named Nissim Black.

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: This cockatoo won’t stop singing “Bodies Hit the Floor” by Drowning Pool. (Via Loudwire)

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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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