Random music news for Monday, May 2, 2022

This guy is doing stand-up in a Ukrainian bomb shelter. Laughter in the face of adversity, you know? Now some music news for May 2, 2022.

  1. Suffering from long COVID and struggling to breathe? This study says “Try singing lullabies.”
  2. Another US music festival, another shooting.
  3. Dolly Parton has changed her mind about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. If she’s voted in, she’ll accept gracefully.
  4. Does Apple Music have more paying subscribers than Spotify? Maybe, but it’s hard to tell.
  5. And what band were you in when you were 10 years old? (Via Tom)
  6. Lucky metal cats. I’ll take one.
  7. Ukraine is still tipped to win Eurovision this year.
  8. Taylor Swift will speak at NYU’s graduation ceremony later this month. Tickets are being scalped for US$500. Again, this is for a graduation speech.
  9. This pianist suffered heart failure during a performance but still finished the gig.
  10. Almost Famous, the Cameron Crowe movie, is moving to Broadway as a musical. That means Elton John is going to make even more money from “Tiny Dancer.”
  11. Country star Naomi Judd died at age 76. She took her own life after years of depression.
  12. Arcade Fire’s love-hate relationship with America.
  13. Adele’s Las Vegas residency apparently has a new home.
  14. A Gene Simmons “tribute balloon?”

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BONUS: I can’t stop watching this.

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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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