Random music news for Friday, May 14, 2021

A part of Australia is suffering a biblical plague. It’s been raining mice. That would make a mess on the car, wouldn’t it? Moving on to music news for May 14, 2021.

  1. Bose is getting into the hearing aid business. That would be the opposite of noise-canceling
  2. Alice Cooper is firmly on the side of Johnny Depp in all the abuse allegations.
  3. Facebook is testing a new pop-up that encourages users to fully read articles before they decide to share them.
  4. Remembering some long-lost all-female Canadian bands.
  5. Can you turn an old dishwasher into a synthesizer? Yes, you can.
  6. Death Row Records now has a virtual museum.
  7. What could possibly go wrong with this seating idea at the Hollywood Bowl?
  8. No surprise here: Ted Nugent is on the side of the My Pillow Guy and against Dr. Fauci.
  9. There’s no evidence of foul play in the death of 80s video star Tawney Kitaen.
  10. Eye yoga? Macca says it works.
  11. This self-picking guitar can roar up to 250 BPM. It’s from Matt Bellamy’s guitar company. Ed O’Brien of Radiohead is trying one out. (Via RavenGuitar)
  12. This homeless LA musician helped out Daft Punk but hasn’t been paid anything.
  13. How about a three-day festival featuring nothing but AC/DC tribute bands?
  14. A good story: Why are American songwritings suing each other for plagiariasm?

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Alan Cross

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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