Random music news for Monday, June 3, 2019

I’ll be in conversation with Rush’s Geddy Lee about his Big Beautiful Book of Bass at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts tonight. Tickets here. Now some music news for Monday, June 3. 2019.

  1. Liam Gallagher is suffering from painful arthritis in his hips. That was Prince’s problem, too.
  2. I’m relieved that Elton John and I agree that this is a horrible song.
  3. Elton’s brother isn’t happy about some aspects of the Rocketman biopic.
  4. If you saw the Elton John biopic Rocketman in Russia over the weekend, note that the gay sex scenes were cut by the government as part of the country’s “anti-gay propaganda” laws.
  5. Glastonbury is coming up and, as usual, there will be some kind of controversy. Here’s an example.
  6. Because nobody buys albums like they used to, some musicians are now selling cannabis.
  7. Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses gets his own night with the Seattle Mariners.
  8. Apple has increased the size limit of files you can download over-the-air from 100MB to 200MB.
  9. Scalpers are using senior citizens to scoop up tickets in New York.
  10. Miley Cyrus-branded condoms. Of course.
  11. And nutritional supplements as merch? Why not?
  12. This study shows that most metalheads grow up to be completely normal, well-adjusted adults. (Via Brad)
  13. Here’s a great lost Soundgarden song. (Via Michael)
  14. The Beastie Boys say that the master tapes to Licensed to Ill have gone missing.
  15. An Apple phone that folds twice? Maybe.
  16. Some hospitals are now prescribing special music to help babies with special needs.
  17. The founder of Cirque du Soleil is about to show off his skills as a DJ.

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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