Random music news for Friday, May 13, 2022

If you need something to worry about today, how about this Planet of the Apes scenario? Maybe skip that and go right to music news for May 13, 2022.

  1. The Eurovision finals are here! This is your handy guide to all the stupidity.
  2. Speaking of which, the smart money is on Ukraine to win. Their entry is Kalush Orchestra. (Via Sean)
  3. Napster has been bought. Again.
  4. This company thinks they’ve got the next level of making, collecting, and enjoying music figured out.
  5. Rick Astley knows he’s not cool. But he’s cool with that.
  6. Sounds like an interesting music festival, doesn’t it?
  7. The members of Slipknot are now playable characters in a video game.
  8. Bob Dylan has a lot of time on his hands these days.
  9. Wait: Adam Levine sold a house worth US$51million?
  10. Jane’s Addiction and the Smashing Pumpkins are touring together this year. Cool!
  11. Learn the alphabet with BABYMETAL!
  12. Uh, thanks Kid Rock?
  13. Liam Gallagher is taking on cancel culture. Good luck with that.
  14. Margaritaville?” Really?
  15. Interesting: LGBTQ+ music fans spend more money than their peers.

BONUS: I want a pair of these glasses for the next time I travel.

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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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