Random music news for Saturday, May 8, 2021

Need a vacation? Maybe you can volunteer to see if cruises are safe again. Over to music news for May 8, 2021.

  1. Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green clothing company is deep in debt and can’t pay creditors. No wonder he wants an Oasis reunion.
  2. Record Store Day’s new video series Behind the Counter is here.
  3. Radio listening in the car is still very much a thing.
  4. Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA is not a fan of streaming. (Via Sean)
  5. Is Netflix looking to get into podcasting and playlists? Maybe.
  6. How did the Foo Fighters end up in a commercial for Ram pickups? Here’s the story.
  7. Live Nation is optimistic about the return of live music, saying that there’s incredible pent-up demand.
  8. Here’s Johnny Marr explaining how he created the sounds for The Smiths’ “How Soon is Now?” (Via George)
  9. Have we officially run out of band names? There is an argument to be made… (Sean again)
  10. This is a reasonable explanation of how so many artists die at the age of 27.
  11. Coral uses sound to “talk” to each other.
  12. Sennheiser has sold its headphone business to the Swiss manufacturer of hearing aids.
  13. Pearl Jam has released almost 5,500 songs from two decades of live gigs.
  14. Is Coldplay collaborating with BTS? Maybe.

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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