Random music news for Thursday, April 28, 2022

This is the best headline of the year. Beat it. I dare you. I wish I could have up with more such headlines for music news for April 28, 2022.

  1. The Elvis biopic featuring Tom Hanks is getting some seriously good early reviews.
  2. Travis Scott is trying to make a comeback after the Astroworld disaster.
  3. An art tutor has examined the work of some musicians. (Via Sean)
  4. Wow. These speakers are thin.
  5. Fanatical fans. Crazy.
  6. The Weeknd’s drama for HBO is now headed to production.
  7. RIP Poppy Family singer Susan Jacks.
  8. There have been some developments with Android Auto.
  9. An environmental activist was being interviewed in the UK. He glued himself to a microphone when he refused to leave.
  10. If you’re a Duran Duran fan, you definitely need this book.
  11. I’ve always heard that 60,000 new songs are added to Spotify every day. Apparently, that’s not true.
  12. What a musician needs to know about NFTs. (Via Paul)
  13. Klause Schulze, an electronic musician who played Tangerine Dream, has died.
  14. Nice festival, but where are all the women?
  15. Is Ace Frehley coming back to KISS for the final tour? Looks like it.

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BONUS: You’ve been pouring beer all wrong.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Thursday, April 28, 2022

  • April 28, 2022 at 2:26 pm
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    If you’re a Duran Duran fan, I highly recommend this Video (it’s on Amazon Prime video for free (or was) – which I’m not pushing but if you’re already allied with the Evil Empire, you might as well take advantage):

    Duran Duran – Classic Albums: Rio

    It’s like a Behind The Scenes from VH1 from a musician’s perspective. I watched it once out of boredom and now I buy copies for people I meet that are Duran Duran fans (when I can find them cheap enough). I was actually shocked to find out they were *actual* musicians. I was one of those new wave snobs who turned my nose up at them back in the ’80s. Sure, they had some catchy songs and who can’t resist a boy in makeup but they were just TOO pop for me; musically and in popularity. A View to A Kill is my fave but that’s heavily influenced by my love of Roger Moore.

    I totally loved this video. Watching (whomever it was) talking in the recording studio about how they laid down the tracks and layered them and stripped bits here and added bobs there..well, that was utterly amazing. It impressed me greatly. I won’t turn me into a fan or make me want to start buying their music but if someone offered me a free or cheap concert ticket, I’d go. (I wouldn’t have before unless the opening band was phenomenal!)

    * no affiliations with anyone involved with the video, etc.

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