Random music news for Tuesday, March 29, 2022

  1. Taylor Hawkins’ body is being sent back to the US. We’re still awaiting an official cause of death.
  2. This Taylor Hawkins tribute from Wolfgang Van Halen was very touching. (Via Danny)
  3. Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, the husband-and-wife rhythm section of the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, were in a serious crash with a drunk driver. They’ll be okay.
  4. Here’s a lovely tribute to the late Toronto Star music and arts critic, Peter Goddar.
  5. The Stone Temple Pilots stopped in the middle of the gig to break up a fight in the mosh pit.
  6. The “drop-Kanye-from-Coachella” petition keeps getting signatures.
  7. Watching season two of Bridgerton? Then you’ll need this playlist.
  8. Weird: Rockstar is a computer program language that uses hair metal power ballads. This ain’t C+++.
  9. A history of The Guvernment, a legendary Toronto venue. (Via Andrew)
  10. Brazilian artists are protesting against a ban on “political demonstrations.” (Via Sean)
  11. Boy George is accused of defrauding his bandmates after a 2018 tour.
  12. Speaking of fraud, Spotify still has a “fake artists” problem.

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BONUS: The uncensored slap.

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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