Random music news for Monday, May 24, 2021

Attention all non-Canadian readers: The country is mostly closed today for a national holiday. We’ll be back to normal (albeit a little hung over) tomorrow. However, since music news never stops, here’s music news for May 24, 2021.

  1. Dave Grohl will co-host The Tonight Show tonight.
  2. Who knew that Joe Biden was a K-pop fan?
  3. Bob Dylan is now 80. (Via Sean)
  4. Are celebrities ruining podcasting? Discuss. (Sean again)
  5. Drunk radio. Those were the days. (Via Tom)
  6. Quantum entangled drum beats. Cool! (Via Andrew)
  7. This is interesting: Things I Learned at Jazz School. (Via Walter)
  8. A demo of a very strange musical typewriter. (Still more Sean)
  9. Forget Zoom calls. Check this out. (Also from Sean, who obviously didn’t get the memo about the long weekend.)
  10. Bono and Linda Perry have written a song for a Sean Penn documentary called Citizen Penn.
  11. This guy is a big part of the latest Weezer album.
  12. The Smile is a new Radiohead offshoot band featuring Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood.
  13. First Queen’s Brian May had a heart attack. And now he needed eye surgery.
  14. Here’s Coldplay performing “Higher Power” at Glastonbury over the weekend.
  15. Speaking of which, there were some technical glitches.
  16. And now Michael Jackson’s estate wants an investigation into Martin Bashir.

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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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