Random music news for Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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  1. “You’re not tone-deaf and you know more about music than you think.” Discuss.
  2. Here’s an academic study on the concept of one-hit wonders.
  3. An Eddie Van Halen tribute tour with David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, and Joe Satriani? Possibly.
  4. It’s possible that we might be able to develop new antibiotics by listening to the “music of bacteria.”
  5. Wait: Apple is still hosting QAnon podcasts? Isn’t that against its own rules?
  6. Can the music industry be fixed in three days? This person thinks so.
  7. Is social media done for? This is interesting.
  8. Alex Lifeson and Geddy tell talk about what it was like having to keep Neil Peart’s illness a secret.
  9. Why is Elon Musk tweeting about Elvis?
  10. People still remember the connection between Freddie Mercury and The Simpsons. See?
  11. TikTok’s latest sponsorship play? Sponsoring Eurovision.
  12. A sign that people are moving on from COVID: Tinder is bringing back “Festival Mode.”
  13. Taylor Swift is now a millipede.
  14. No. Don’t do this.

BONUS: There’s definitely global warming–on Neptune. And no one knows why.

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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