Random music news for Friday, May 20, 2022

Okay. Sure. (Via Tom) And then there are heckling drones. . Now some music news for May 20, 2022.

  1. Remember the disastrous Fyre Festival fiasco from 2017? Organizer Billy McFarland has been released from prison early.
  2. Same thing with pharma bro Wung-Tang disrespecting Martin Shkreli. He’s out early, too.
  3. If you’re into concert posters, you should check this out. (Via David)
  4. Weird Al has had to cancel some shows because he’s come down with COVID.
  5. There’s an invitation-only TikTok summit in Toronto next month.
  6. A Lyft driver allegedly stole some of Ozzy’s clothes.
  7. “Mickey” goes to Toni.
  8. That’s DOCTOR Swift now.
  9. Queen, Duran Duran, and Elton John are all going to serenade the Queen for her Platinum Jubilee. (That’s certainly better than this.)’
  10. Speaking of Sir Elton, a biography is heading to Disney+. The price tag is rumoured to be US$30 million.
  11. Livestream shopping on YouTube? Oh, yes. (Oh, and YouTube has caught up with Pornhub.)
  12. If you’ve ever tried to hunt down the title of a song, here are some resources that you might want to use.
  13. Disrespectful vandalism–but funny.
  14. Geddy and Alex, friends forever.
  15. Alanis Morissette is releasing a meditation album.
  16. Um, okay.

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BONUS: Talking corgis. They’re the hottest thing on the internet right now.

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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