Random music news for Thursday, May 27, 2021

That is one valuable motorcycle. Now get your motor runnin’ (sorry) with music news for May 27, 2021.

  1. Marilyn Manson is now wanted in New Hampshire on charges of “shooting snot.”
  2. An Australian doom rock band inspired by The Simpsons looks to storm the charts–and they’ll probably make it.
  3. Britain’s Download Festival will return with a 10,000-person event. And yes, there will be a mosh pit.
  4. Who knew that Prince Charles was a 2 Tone ska fan? Wouldn’t love to see him skank?
  5. “The reign of the superstar is over.” Discuss.
  6. Pop culture items are the new Picassos. Discuss that, too. (Via Sean)
  7. Interested in the world of record production? Read this.
  8. How about music theory? Try this: “What to Expect When the Unexpected Becomes Expected: Harmonic Surprise and Preference Over Time in Popular Music.
  9. A serious question: Can you date someone who has different musical tastes than you? The science is in.
  10. Robert Plant has instructed his children to make his unreleased music available–but only after he dies.
  11. I love this weird beef Senator Rand Paul has with 80s pop star Richard Marx. Remember that Paul is hated so much he was beaten up by his neighbour. (Sean again)
  12. Is Spotify planning to launch a terrestrial-style morning show for the platform?
  13. If you have an Apple Watch, you can listen offline with Tidal.
  14. Batman loves the band James. Apparently.
  15. Instagram. Snapchat. TikTok. Clubhouse. Even influencers are burned out trying to keep up.
  16. There was supposed to be an Oasis greatest hits album, but the Liam-Noel fight killed that.
  17. Is Queen done touring? Maybe.

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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