Random music news for Monday, May 31, 2021

It’s Memorial Day in the US but music news never sleeps, you know? Here’s what’s happening for May 31, 2021.

  1. Kanye: Keepin’ it weird.
  2. Can it get any worse for Marilyn Manson? Yes.
  3. The Rembrandts must have made a fortune on the Friends soundtrack.
  4. This is why you shouldn’t cross Mike Patton of Faith No More.
  5. Well, it would have made sense as an Ozzy Osbourne song…
  6. Peter Gabriel has remixed “Biko” to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Amnesty International.
  7. Britney Spears: The musical. Coming in November.
  8. Apple’s launch of subscription podcasts has been delayed.
  9. Sinead O’Connor says she’s okay with being crazy.
  10. An interesting look at the history of the Rickenbacker guitar.
  11. There’s a new book on Pearl Jam called Not for You: Pearl Jam and the Present Tense.
  12. David Bowie’s early (i.e. pre-Ziggy) work is constantly being reappraised. Here’s an example.
  13. Eddie plays Eric. (Via Rick)
  14. Led Zeppelin fans are getting closer to this “lost” song.
  15. Blurvana! (Via Paul)
  16. Mike D of the Beastie Boys bought a nice place in Venice, California.

BONUS: Because we need reminding how messed up this world is… (Via Sean)

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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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