Random music news for Tuesday, April 26, 2022

I do not need my phone this bad. Once you get those images out of your mind, move on to music news for April 26, 2022.

  1. How did sex predator Jeffrey Epstein come to own a rare, expensive cello?
  2. Max Collins of Eve 6 has this great new advice column. It’s fun!
  3. Here’s a look back at some of the massive Rolling Stones stage setups from over the decades.
  4. Wait: Meat Loaf was once hired to sing for Ted Nugent?
  5. How is Netflix like radio? Check this out.
  6. Drum’n’bass is back, thanks to TikTok.
  7. This is the greatest pre-game warm-up of all time.
  8. Lorde to her audience: “SHUSH!”
  9. Mike Tyson punched a heckler on an airplane. Gene Simmons and Ice-T have come to his rescue.
  10. The lost art of picking funeral songs. Discuss.
  11. Here’s a good interview with punk rock poet John Cooper Clarke.
  12. Even Nick Cave has a Nicholas Cage story.

More music news? Check here.

BONUS: If you remember these kinds of scenes, you’ve been on this planet for a while.

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.

2 thoughts on “Random music news for Tuesday, April 26, 2022

  • April 26, 2022 at 3:18 pm
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    That bonus video looks like Culture Club and A Flock of Seagulls exploded all over some dance floor!

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  • April 26, 2022 at 9:29 pm
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    It was spliced to death, the music didn’t seem authentic and the people didn’t seem authentic either. It was like they picked the most obvious new wavers of the group with a couple goth-ish and one punk kid thrown in but they all looked SO bored and the music was just dreadful. Maybe it was where it got filmed but nobody at any of the clubs that I knew could afford to have hair dyed those colors either because they had jobs or because of lack of constant access to Manic Panic (1 1/2 hours away) but largely because we had jobs. We did the best we could with semi-permanents that existed at the time that had really fantastic tints that made you feel good but didn’t get you in trouble at work. (and we’re not talking straight jobs here)

    But really, the overwhelming theme for me is inauthentic and boring. We lived to go out five nights a week – NO Fridays or Saturdays. That was for the normals. And (save me) my friends LOVED to dance. I had some friends who were brilliant dancers with incredible style. (because I wanted them to teach me – impossible, but I hadn’t learned that lesson at that time.)

    For all you folks who love the old new wave and post-punk stuff, I just learned about Kim Schumacher from Denmark. Go look for him on YouTube. He was a pioneer and truly a gifted man. He was an odd duck to be sure but the music from his shows is just priceless.

    ps And if you are into NSFW (or home!) another pioneer, check out Nikoline, she’s a Physicist and went to school for music in (Classical Guitar I think) and an outspoken radical about everything…she’s a modern day rap artist and does these insane rap videos (again, NSFW!!!! Graphic!) and is very outspoken about a number of things but she’s just amazing and the one thing that I can say is that I can’t stand modern day rap and I just think she’s brilliant…even though she shocks the heck out of me…but I listened to her in the background while I read about her and about a few other things related to her and I ended up finding that I liked it. You might too.

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