Random Music News for Monday, May 18

Happy Victoria Day! And it’s Bull Terrier #1’s birthday day, too. She’s 7.

  1. Lightbulbs of the future will double as speakers. And the first is already here.
  2. Bono on taxes. This will annoy some people. So will this video.
  3. This is ugly: Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora has sued his ex for extortion, defamation and “illegally recording him.”
  4. Here’s how to speak to your horse using specific frequencies.
  5. Can a song really save your life?
  6. Babymetal saves another young life.
  7. Should you care about the Billboard Music Awards (Taylor Swift won big) here are the results and some background stuff.
  8. Oh, and Kanye West was booed.
  9. One of George Harrison’s guitars dating to 1963 just sold for big dollars.
  10. Since BB King died last week, the number of streams of his music has increased 9,800% just on Spotify
  11. Why listen to the radio? Here’s why.
  12. Mick Jagger, election prognosticator.
  13. Anyone still up for some INXS drama? It never seems to end.
  14. Fatboy Slim: back from rehab.

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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