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Published on May 21st, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Monday, May 21, 2018

Queen Victoria has been dead since 1901, but we’re eternally grateful for this May holiday. She was actually born on May 24, by the way. This is what I have for music news for May 21, 2018.

  1. Rumour: U2 plans to show up on the Plains of Abraham next month. Why? Because there’s a G7 meeting in Quebec City that same week.
  2. Speaking of festivals, here are the events where you’re most likely to find a hook-up.
  3. Any guesses who was the only person to walk out of an episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke? Bryan Adams.
  4. You can infer a few things about the candidates in the Ontario election by examining their campaign songs.
  5. Was this the first-ever modern rock festival?
  6. Ed Sheeran doesn’t like the way his music is being used in Ireland.
  7. The Church of Beyonce? Sort of.
  8. A Korn musical? It’s possible.
  9. Did Billy Idol miss an opportunity with the Royal Wedding? Maybe.
  10. If you were ever into Sonic Youth, you need to read this.
  11. Inspiring: A concert for Syria. (Via Alexander)
  12. If you’re into podcasting, this is a great article on the listener experience.
  13. Is Apple thinking about released a version of the HomePod under the Beats brand?
  14. Goth ice cream. It’s a thing.



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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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