Random music news for Thursday, May 13, 2021

And the latest word on sex robots is…what? Uh, okay. I’ll stick with music news for May 13, 2021.

  1. These new earphones from Sennheiser cost US$1,300. They must sound awesome.
  2. Here’s a problem with TikTok that no one saw coming.
  3. And then there’s this technology that seems a little sci-fi.
  4. What happened to Van Morrison? Why is he now this weird conspiracy guy?
  5. Some people in Britain are having second thoughts about “the big reopening.”
  6. Grimes had a severe panic attack following Elon Musk’s SNL appearance. She even had to go to the hospital.
  7. Megadeth bass player David Ellefson has been accused of sexual misconduct. The band has responded.
  8. Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern is planning a series of drive-in concerts this summer. (Via Sean)
  9. Katy Perry is releasing a Pokemon song? Yep.
  10. Here’s a chance to rave like it’s 1993.
  11. What does “fame” mean in the music world today? Discuss.
  12. Uh, Ted Nugent? You might want to read up on Marxism first.
  13. A Florida man is wanted for stealing some very valuable Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia.
  14. Looking to discover some new music? This website called New Artist Spotlight is a grassroots co-op of many different indie artists looking to be heard. (Via Ed)
  15. Banjo Mozart! (Via Tom)

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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