Random Music News for Saturday, April 2, 2022

I have a very long plane trip coming up on Thursday–in economy, of course. This shows how I’ll try to get some sleep. On to music news for April 2, 2022.

  1. The Red Hot Chili Peppers press machine is in full force with the release of the new album.
  2. And here’s their story about getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  3. The Rolling Stones will be the subject of a four-part BBC series.
  4. The Hoodoo Gurus are the latest band to have to postpone a tour because of COVID.
  5. There’s going to be another James Brown biopic. This time, Eddie Murphy is involved.
  6. And A&E is working on an Ol’ Dirty Bastard documentary.
  7. A new report says that women are still woefully under-represented in recordings studios.
  8. Snapchat now allows you to share YouTube videos directly.
  9. We have new details about Spotify’s sponsorship of FC Barcelona.
  10. I love this idea: the UK’s National Album Day. It’s coming up October 15.
  11. Cringey: Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant has written a campaign theme song for Florida governor Ron Desantis. Someone from 38 Special is involved, too.
  12. This is good: “5 Nasty Truths About Music Discovery.”
  13. Spacey: There are two speeds of sound on Mars.
  14. A Rammstein beauty clinic? Maybe.

More music news? Look here.

BONUS: How to play drums. (Via Tom)

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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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