Random music news for Thursday, May 12, 2022

Nothing to see here. Just a Russian oil oligarch dying from toad poison. Not suspicious at all. Meanwhile, nothing but truth in music news for May 12, 2022.

  1. Apparently, Tom Cruise fired Twenty One Pilots from the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack.
  2. Trevor Strnad, singer of The Black Dahlia Murder, has died. He may have taken his own life.
  3. Uh, no thanks, Madonna.
  4. This is an interesting family collaboration. (Via Larry)
  5. Tame Impala has recorded a duet with…Diana Ross?
  6. Podcasting will be a US$4 billion business just in the United States within two years.
  7. Can a pop song bring peace between India and Pakistan? Maybe.
  8. Britney Spears has unexpectedly found herself in a Department of Labor investigation into “exploitive working conditions.”
  9. Ready for the Eurovision finals? No? Then read this.
  10. Eurovision silliness from last year: French president Emmanuel Macron tried to have Måneskin (the winners) disqualified.
  11. Sony had a monster quarter when it came to selling and streaming music…
  12. and so did Warner.
  13. If you’re into synths, Oberheim is back with a model called the OB-X8.
  14. Bionic gloves” helped this classical pianist play with all ten fingers for the first time in 20 years.
  15. Are environmental activists Coldplay actually in bed with Big Oil? That’s the charge.
  16. This is a big deal for American artists: The record label seven-year law may soon be a thing of the past.
  17. Radio is hard. See?

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BONUS: Imagine being a passenger on this plane.

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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