Random music news for Monday, April 4, 2022

If you are a cat owner, you’ll be pleased to read this. Dog owners should skip directly to music news for April 4, 2022.

  1. Did you notice that Billie Eilish wore a Taylor Hawkins t-shirt during her Grammy performance?
  2. Here’s Taylor Hawkins’ final interview with Rolling Stone.
  3. Fans continue to grieve Taylor’s death. Take a look at this. (Via Nick)
  4. The Red Hot Chili Peppers paid tribute to Taylor on two different TV shows.
  5. Of course, Ted Nugent had something to say about Taylor.
  6. Looks like Donald Trump may have to deal with Eddie Grant in court over “Electric Avenue.” (Via Sean)
  7. The parent company of NOW magazine and Georgia Strait has filed for bankruptcy.
  8. There’s a new radio station in Prague that’s working to help Ukrainian refugees.
  9. Liam Gallagher’s son and Ringo Starr’s grandson got blasted by a judge for getting into a fight. The charges were dropped, though.
  10. Still, Daddy Liam had something to say to the judge.
  11. A good article on how music shapes us.
  12. Well, that’s one way to get a gig: part 1 and part 2. (Via Tom)
  13. Can you mash up U2 and Adele? Yes. Yes, you can. (Via Oreo)
  14. Harry Styles set a new single-day streaming record on Spotify.

BONUS: Mercia.

BONUS BONUS: This guy died last week.

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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