Published on May 24th, 2019 | by Alan Cross0
Random music news for Friday, May 24, 2019
On this day in 1956, the first-ever Eurovision Song Contest was held in Lugano, Switzerland. Things just got weirder ever since. Meanwhile, in music news for May 24, 2019…
- Can you imagine being paid US$50,000 an hour to play video games? Some people are.
- There’s another Kurt Cobain/Nirvana t-shirt controversy. Courtney’s not happy. And would you spend US$550 for this thing?
- A brief history of the keytar. If you don’t know what a keytar is, then you really need to click that link.
- In the latest chapter of the Woodstock 50 drama, organizers have filed legal action to get back the US$18 million the festival’s former financial backer took away.
- The daughter of Slipknot’s The Clown was revealed to have died of a drug overdose.
- Rosław Szaybo, the designer of the Judas Priest logo and many of their album covers, has died at age 85. (Via Tom)
- And Larry Carroll, the legendary artist behind SLAYER album cover artwork, has died at age 65. (Tom again)
- It’s now DOCTOR Bon Jovi. (Still more Tom)
- Drake has some new wheels. Totally overbuilt, completely OTT, and insanely expensive.
- And Milwaukee hates Drake.
- And so does the agency that represents the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo.
- Tom Hanks went to a music festival. Tom Hanks went to buy beer. Tom Hanks was denied beer because his ID wasn’t verified. Tom Hanks is 62 years old.
- Even record stores have had enough of Morrissey.
- Here’s a new episode of Often Forgotten Canadian Hard Rock and Metal Bands. This week: Aldo Nova.
- Will Universal Music, the biggest of the major labels, be sold to Chinese monster Tencent? They’re talking.