Random music news for Thursday, May 23, 2019

It was on this day in 1873 that the Canadian government established the RCMP. As for music news on May 23, 2019…

  1. Fake artists on Spotify: a growing problem.
  2. For the first time in almost 20 years, Our Lady Peace is bringing back their Summersault Festival. The lineup includes Bush, Live, Human Kebab from USS, Dear Rouge and more to be announced.
  3. Jake Black, the singer of Alabama 3 (their “Woke Up This Morning” was the theme to The Sopranos) has died.
  4. Boxer Daniel Franco has sued Jay-Z over a brain injury.
  5. Rush fans will get a kick out of all these magazine ads for the band over the years.
  6. Hey, where are those music charts Rolling Stone was supposed to publish?
  7. Brian Eno is going to receive the Stephen Hawking Medal at an upcoming science festival.
  8. Something went wrong with Cardi B’s plastic surgery. She’s had to cancel some shows.
  9. Think very carefully before you click here.
  10. Interesting: Canadian newspaper readership is at an all-time high.
  11. Game of Thrones was a high (low?) in the history of piracy.
  12. Justin Bieber-brand deodorant. You heard me.
  13. Oh, Morrissey. Really?
  14. Ronald Reagan helped bury a Beach Boy at sea. Really.
  15. A street in Brooklyn has been named after Notorious B.I.G.

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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