Random music news for Monday, August 8, 2022

  1. Muse’s Matt Bellamy says disasters don’t excite him anymore. Wait–what?
  2. Roger Waters dug himself into a pretty deep hole when it comes to the war in Ukraine.
  3. Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck have been accused of stealing lyrics from a 1974 poem written by a prisoner.
  4. If you were ever a fan of Lowest of the Low, you need to read this interview.
  5. If you’re going to vandalize a tour bus, at least do it right.
  6. Spotify has added a new feature that everyone seems to want. But…
  7. A brutal letter John Lennon sent to Paul McCartney in 1971 is up for auction.
  8. There are more rumours about a U2 tour in 2023.
  9. This sounds grisly…
  10. A growing number of venues in the UK are agreeing to take 0% commission on merch sales, allowing acts to make more money.
  11. Interesting: “The Agification of Radio.”
  12. Oh, dear. Beware certain claims from record stores.
  13. Four people have been arrested in a Lollapalooza phone theft ring.
  14. Jeezus, Drake. Read the room.]
  15. This kid is just three years old. He’s already a helluva drummer.
  16. Check out this HMV/Little Nipper anniversary turntable.
  17. Like karaoke but can’t hit the high notes? This Japanese invention has you covered.

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BONUS: Back on September 27, 2002, no one knew who these guys were.

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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