Random music news for Monday, May 20, 2019

A good chunk of America isn’t working today because they decided to stay open after the Games of Thrones finale. We Canadians have no such issues. But we do need music news for May 20, 2019.

  1. MGM Resorts may have to pay out US$800 million to settle all the lawsuits stemming from the 2017 Route 91 music festival massacre.
  2. An American website takes a look at the Canadian metal scene.
  3. I agree wholeheartedly with this: Radio needs to do more show and tell about itself.
  4. Interesting concept when it comes to the world of music: Niche is the new mainstream. Discuss.
  5. Despite what you may have heard/read, Britney Spears says she’ll be back to perform live.
  6. Kid Rock just got the big middle finger from Vermont. And I mean that in the most literal way possible. See?
  7. Country singer Travis Tritt’s tour bus was involved in a fatal car accident.
  8. Blame Bieber.
  9. The Clown from Slipknot has lost his 22-year-old daughter. No cause of death has been given.
  10. Pyro. Ouch.
  11. A Rolex? For a 5-year-old?
  12. Madonna’s politically-charged Eurovision performance is still causing talk.

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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