Random music news for Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Damn, this woman is brave.

Moving to music news for March 15, 2022.

  1. Did Marilyn Manson threaten a former assistant with legal action over some #MeToo allegations?
  2. Meanwhile, former Evan Rachel Wood says Manson tortured her with a “Nazi whip” when she tried to leave.
  3. Dolly Parton now has something in common with the Sex Pistols. She has declined her nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame–for a very altruistic reason, too.
  4. This Canadian festival is taking flack for not booking any female artists.
  5. Men Without Hats are back with a new album.
  6. And so is Chumbawamba–but with a new film.
  7. Maynard James Keenan has moved on from playing Jenga during Tool sets.
  8. Did you see John Oliver’s take on Ticketmaster? He got it bang on. Some good analysis here, too.
  9. HOWEVER, I should point out that I wrote the exact same stories about Ticketmaster four years ago. See here, here, and here.
  10. Every two hours, the three major labels collectively bring in US$5 million.
  11. Keith Richards has revealed his secret for quitting smoking after 55 years.
  12. Cool Orange headphones!
  13. More new music from Tool? Maybe.
  14. What’s this new “spatial audio” thing featuring The Beatles? Read this.

More news? Check here.

BONUS: The Ukrainian postal service has launched a new stamp amidst the war with Russia based on the response a warship got from a small group of soldiers defending Snake Island.

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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