Random music news for Tuesday, April 5, 2022

This Twitter rat hole looks to be very, very deep. It’s almost as deep as music news for April 5, 2022.

  1. No Coachella for Kanye. He’s canceled. That’s got organizers scrambling.
  2. Wanna be that Will Smith is REALLY regretting that slap?
  3. Now that people believe COVID is over, they’re finding other things to do than create podcasts.
  4. Radiohead fans will be interested in yet another new song by The Smile, Thom and Jonny’s side project.
  5. Pamela Rooke (aka Jordan), a mainstay of the original British punk rock scene, has died.
  6. Workout to Spotify? These tips could make your workout sound better.
  7. This is good: A four-part series on the future of the electric guitar.
  8. Another good story: The secret world of musicians playing private gigs.
  9. Canada’s Cancer Bats have new music–and a new brand of coffee.
  10. Midnight Oil has canceled a couple of shows because frontman Peter Garrett tested positive for COVID.
  11. It’s Noel Gallagher vs. Harry Styles now.
  12. Concord, one of the companies buying up song catalogues, may be for sale.
  13. Jeezus: Heartbreaking.
  14. Fire. Cool.
  15. Here’s how some kids view classic album artwork. (Via Tom)

More news? Look here.

BONUS: A Minneapolis TV station found some footage of an 11-year-old Prince.

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.

One thought on “Random music news for Tuesday, April 5, 2022

  • April 5, 2022 at 8:55 pm
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    Guess the author has never heard of guy called “The Edge?” Also – it was interesting to me that the recent Grammy’s feature a LOT of guitar work…. refreshing and much different than the last few years.

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