Random music news for Thursday, May 19, 2022

Aliens may be living next to a star called 2MASS 19281982-2640123. It may be a while before we hear from them again. Moving to music news for May 19, 2022.

  1. Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal has been testifying in a trial involving the perpetrators of the 2015 Bataclan massacre. Here’s some of what he said.
  2. The Beatles Get Back doc FINALLY has a proper release date for DVD and Blu-ray.
  3. Where did all the “featuring” artists go with singles?
  4. New York State has made it more difficult to use a rapper’s lyrics against themselves in court. Good.
  5. Love getting chills from music? Here are 715 songs that will do it for you.
  6. The Who played their first show in Cincinnati since all those people died in a crowd crush in 1979.
  7. How will we tell if Vladimir Putin dies? When the Russians start broadcasting Swan Lake a lot. Here’s the story.
  8. Here’s an interesting perspective on the current state of terrestrial radio.
  9. “God Save the Queen” is making a comeback. No, not that one.
  10. Apple Music has announced a new live-streaming series.
  11. Speaking of Apple, where’s their AR/VR headset?
  12. Wait. Morrissey is 63?
  13. There’s no more sound of music.
  14. This cheese company is experimenting with using hip-hop to age cheese.
  15. Charlie Watts passed on a lot of money to his wife and daughter when he died.
  16. Are you watching the series The Man Who Fell to Earth? It’s good.

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BONUS: This is known as an “inconvenience store.”

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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