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Random music news for Monday, May 14, 2018

In London, England, all this week. I’ll need a hat for the wedding on Saturday. What kind of fascinator should I get? Think about that while you’re going through the music news for May 14, 2018.

  1. Good news: A new Pearl Jam album is coming. Bad news: It won’t be out until next year.
  2. Where is protest art (including music) going in the Age of Trump? Let’s take a look
  3. What does Spotify’s new “hateful content” policy mean for movements like #MeToo? Let’s take a look.
  4. A Jewish gangsta rapper is taking on the hip-hop scene in Germany.
  5. Why do military people seem to love SLAYER so much? Here’s an explanation. (Via Tom)
  6. Ranking all 214 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees from worst to first. (Via Tom again.)
  7. R Kelly and XXXTentacion are not happy with having their music removed from Spotify playlists,
  8. Stevie Wonder is not a fan of Kanye West, apparently.
  9. Prince’s estate has struck a deal with Jay-Z to release a new Prince album in 2019
  10. Sting and Shaggy are going to play a Clinton Foundation benefit where tables were $100,000 each. Yes, they will be paid well.
  11. David Geffen just sold this NYC property. Meanwhile, a London townhome formerly owned by Julie Andrews is for sale. Again, the rich are not like you and me.
  12. The Queen’s official composer has been snubbed for the royal wedding in favour of a gospel group.
  13. More proof that Toronto is being recognized as a global centre for hip-hop.
  14. New of the ABBA reunion has caused streams of their music to spike 36%.
  15. Bieber. Ugh.
  16. A Lynyrd Skynyrd home is now a national landmark.
  17. What happens when you rent your house out the Beastie Boys?
  18. This article suggests that Liam Gallagher is growing old gracefully.

Alan Cross

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