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Published on May 16th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Random music news for Thursday, May 16, 2019

It was 90 years ago today that the first-ever Academy Awards took place. Meanwhile, in the world for music news for May 16, 2019, we have this..

  1. A judge has adjourned the Woodstock 50 trial. Legally, the festival can still go ahead–but good luck with that.
  2. Tom DeLonge says that he plans to return to Blink-182. Hmm.
  3. Fascinating fact: Euron Greyjoy once hosted the Eurovision song contest.
  4. And Arya Stark has a new creator collaboration app.
  5. Oh, Morrissey. Why?
  6. TRUMP-FM. Yes, really.
  7. Spotify has this new editing tool for podcasters. It’s called Soundtrap.
  8. I can finally connect my Google Assistant to my Sonos system. You can, too.
  9. Well, Mick Jagger seems to be recovering well from his heart surgery. See?
  10. Fake artists plague Spotify, sucking up billions of streams. This is a real problem.
  11. This Game of Thrones/Michael Jackson thing made me laugh. (Via Tom)
  12. Tom Petty’s daughters are suing his widow for $5 million. Christmas will be fun.
  13. Meanwhile, Ariana Grande has been sued for posting pictures of herself on Instagram.
  14. Britney Spears’ manager says that she may never perform again. What’s really going on with her?
  15. This looks interesting: Director Todd Haynes’ first documentary is on the Velvet Underground.
  16. KISS Crocs.
  17. It looks like Kanye is going to get his own episode of Rick & Morty.



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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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