Random music news for Saturday, May 1, 2021

Now THAT’S a knife! Music news for May 1, 2021.

  1. Marilyn Manson has been sued for sexual assault and sex trafficking by a Game of Thrones actress.
  2. An Australian politician has been found guilty of ripping off Twisted Sister and has to pay AUS$1.5 million in damages.
  3. A Russian Rammstein band has been sent to jail for two-and-half years for sharing the X-rated version of the “Pussy” video.
  4. The 2021 Hillside Festival has been rescheduled. COVID, of course.
  5. Kings of Leon did not go down well playing the NFL draft. Some complained that the band’s music was “outdated.”
  6. Into ska? Read this. (Via Sean)
  7. This is a quick history of the world’s greatest nightclubs. (Sean again)
  8. A New Jersey college station is being accused of “airing Satanic music,” including Black Sabbath and Slayer. I thought we were past that.
  9. Coldplay will release a new single called “Higher Power” on Friday. It was produced by Swedish production mastermind Max Martin. More here.
  10. Here’s a new edit of what might be Prince’s greatest-ever guitar solo.
  11. A new Motorhead box set is always welcome.
  12. Well, Universal Music Group is now worth a lot, innit?
  13. Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is co-writing a screenplay about a gig during the Balkan War in 1994.
  14. Acoustic GWAR? By GWAR? Yep. (Via Danny)

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Saturday, May 1, 2021

  • May 1, 2021 at 11:45 am
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    I was listening around 9:30 this morning and an old tune I always loved came on. Don’t know who but it starts wake up in the morning, same thing for… sounds like he sings Israelite. Reggae ish

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